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Old 12-15-2012, 09:03 AM
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Have you poured the cells yet? I didn't see any rebar sticking up and no anchor bolts either. I may be a lil
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:29 AM
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Going to have them dig and block in a duck blind while you are at it?
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:32 PM
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The rebar is there and the cells are poured, the pics just do not show it very well.
As for the duck blind, while I am not a hunter you certainly could set-up camp within the warm confines of my lower level corner office and shoot right out of the window without your feet or coffee getting cold!
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:33 PM
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The rebar is there and the cells are poured, the pics just do not show it very well.
As for the duck blind, while I am not a hunter you certainly could set-up camp within the warm confines of my lower level corner office and shoot right out of the window without your feet or coffee getting cold!
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:59 PM
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I'm still curious about the cost of the block foundation. I asked earlier. Not asking for any reason other than comparison as I am in a different geographical area. Can be via pm. Again, not saying it is the wrong choice in your area.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:54 AM
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I'm still curious about the cost of the block foundation. I asked earlier. Not asking for any reason other than comparison as I am in a different geographical area. Can be via pm. Again, not saying it is the wrong choice in your area.
John,
Sorry for the delay in reply, I simply forgot to get back to you, no other excuse.
I will shoot you a pm with the specific cost details.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:04 AM
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I thought the same thing and while there are a lot of contractors in our area who do the poured walls as a "standard" it was actually cheaper for me to go block. I guess that the added material cost of concrete vs block and labor just made it cost prohibitive. In our area, the poured walls are mostly done by the big, high volume home builders who already own the forms, etc.. and it is part of their package. They come in, pour the walls and are framing in a couple of days.
I am sure you did your due diligence, found the best cost/value option for your build and saw your earlier posts regarding this but can't help but think there is a business opportunity for someone in your area to do this as a service outside of the builders and do it cheaper/faster/better while making a decent living doing it.

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:05 AM
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Hope your weather cooperates! Keep the pics coming!!

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:10 AM
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There are people who do this solely as their own business but it helps to be tied into a larger home builder. From what I understand, the forms are quite costly and you need a steady diet of similar homes to pay for them, something that a large scale builder can easily provide. In our area, you don't typically find the smaller concrete operations who do driveways, walks, etc., doing poured walls, just because of the cost of forms.
I did have an independent bid the walls for my house and they were a little over $2k higher. Now, that being said, given the cost overruns I hit straight out of the gate with having to go more courses in my garage and having to bring in a pumper trailer, I may have eaten through the savings!

As far as the weather goes......not looking so good for this week as it is going to be pretty wet with no real sign of a good freeze or dryspell for the next 10 days.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:28 AM
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There are people who do this solely as their own business but it helps to be tied into a larger home builder. From what I understand, the forms are quite costly and you need a steady diet of similar homes to pay for them, something that a large scale builder can easily provide. In our area, you don't typically find the smaller concrete operations who do driveways, walks, etc., doing poured walls, just because of the cost of forms.
I did have an independent bid the walls for my house and they were a little over $2k higher. Now, that being said, given the cost overruns I hit straight out of the gate with having to go more courses in my garage and having to bring in a pumper trailer, I may have eaten through the savings!

As far as the weather goes......not looking so good for this week as it is going to be pretty wet with no real sign of a good freeze or dryspell for the next 10 days.
You'd have had the cost overruns with poured walls too. More concrete and more form work. And still would have needed the pumper. You still saved a few grand. Wish I could change the weather for you. Thanks for the PM.
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