Inside: DICK + JANE
1124 + 1126 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 / Two Single Family Homes / 1610 sq. ft. each
These homes are located steps from Echo Park lake near downtown LA. Each home is 3 bed, 2 bath.
CONSTRUCTION BLOG: DICK + JANE
Both Homes in Contract!
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Drywall, Siding, Tile
Framing and Roofing Complete
Framing Nearing Completion
Framing Has Begun
Eastsider LA Interview
Waterproofing and Tomatoes
Second Garage Poured
First Garage Poured
Dick + Jane are Underway
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Now that the form-work has been stripped from the garage walls we are applying waterproofing. The first step is adding a bituthane barrier that sticks to the wall (the white part in the photo). Then a 1/2" composite fabric/spacer is applied behind the waterproofing (the black part at the bottom). This material serves to keep the soil (and therefore moisture) away from the waterproofing and retaining wall and keeps moisture pressure off the waterproofing material as well.
Hardy's going all Michael Pollan on the lot next door. Apparently we're going to have enough tomatoes for the whole neighborhood.
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Garage number two of two is complete now. That is the majority of the concrete work. We still have the slabs to pour but those are a lot easier than vertical walls.
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Today we poured the first garage. It took 3.5 trucks, which is 35 cubic yards of concrete. We started at 8 and were finished around noon. The four hour window is important because the boom truck costs $500 every four hours so if it takes 4 hrs. 15 minutes those extra 15 minutes cost an extra $500.
The boom truck operator controls the boom remotely while someone guides the trimmer (end of the hose) down the formwork. Then the concrete is vibrated to ensure that it is reaching all the nooks and crannies around the rebar. The forms are rated for a certain amount of pressure so you can't simply drop the hose in and fill it up like a bucket. Instead you have to fill it up a little at a time or else the forms won't be able to handle the pressure and catastrophic events will ensue. So we poured three lifts of 5'. Everything went smoothly but the moment of truth is when the forms are taken off.
The garage formwork is going up quickly.
Once the footings are poured the outside wall of the formwork is constructed on top. The formwork gets build one wall at a time so it can be braced and straightened. Once it is correct then the rebar is tied and then the interior wall is tied to the exterior wall. The interior wall is very fast to construct since it is based on the exterior wall.
The shoring at the front of the picture is to form the garage door opening. After this garage is formed and poured the forms will be stripped and reused on the adjacent garage.
Its permanent now. Thousands of pounds of concrete were poured today. Warren, the pump truck operator, is the same guy that pumped the footings on Patton 7 years ago. Since then he donated his kidney to his sister when she caught some rare virus.
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We broke ground on Dick + Jane earlier this month. It is a two unit small lot subdivision on Echo Park Blvd. between Echo Park and Sunset Blvd. For more information click here.