Week 3

More demolition, discovery and excavation. In spite of our best effort early on to investigate the existing conditions of the house, we discovered, besides many former colonies of termites, that the foundations were in really poor shape where we needed them not to be. We resolved by developing a plan that simply abandons the old footings in many areas and focusing targeted replacement in the critical areas.

As our client pointed out, this would be a really bad time for an earthquake.

As our client pointed out, this would be a really bad time for an earthquake.

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Closing off the old basement access.

Closing off the old basement access.

Steel cages inserted and concrete poured in the new piers
Steel cages inserted and concrete poured in the new piers