Originally posted by Born49R:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Thanks bigtime for the info. I looked up images of "pile caps and grade beams" so I could understand what you were refering to. Never to old to learn. I've remodeled my two houses and helped my dad build one of his houses and garage from the foundation up. So while I understand the concept of foundations I'm not familiar with the jargon of large projects like these. Hope you keep updating what's going on as they proceed thru each step.
If they're on schedule they should be done by Friday. If it's a typical foundation (for this kind of project) they still have a tons and tons of concrete to pour before steel goes up. It looks like they've already started pouring "pile caps and grade beams" which tie all the piers together to make a footing.
Ya...ditto. Just looked it up myself and it all makes sense.
So Sonoco, If I'm inderstanding correctly then the next step is pouring concrete to "cap" them...IE connecting a number of them at a time at the surface and then connect all those caps with large steel beams? Do they weld a steel "grid" to the top of the pile first that the poured concrete would encase?
Forgive me as I no zilch about construction, but this whole process has become a hobby of mine. ;-)