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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:08 AM
    Pchop

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    Its still odd for a home. You have now piqued my interest as to why they would do that. I've poured a few hundred PT slabs in my day, one of those projects being every slab on a 19 story building. I understand the engineering behind that and every other one that I have done. I just for the life of me can not understand why you would PT a house slab. Maybe @OZ-T would know? :notsure:
     
  2. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    Not being a contractor I really couldn't tell ya. I need to go through all my pictures that I took while the neighborhood was being built. I've got pictures of slabs while being poured you'd probably be interested in.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    You dont need to go through that. I know what a pre poured slab looks like. I'm thinking it is an earthquake thing. You said you live in a quake zoned areea and so does @sandjunkie, you both more than likely have different soil types as Cali soil is way different than that in Missouri. Your houses are about the same size, so the only common denominator is the quake zone. I'll wait off OZ to chime in. He'll know, I have never built a house and thats what he does.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    You are correct. I was confused, miss read that.
     
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  5. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    I’m a bit north east of Britt in Illinois - just east of St. Louis - and we are in both tornado and quake zones. One issue that you see builders also accommodate for is mining subsidence as this area is full of property that has been previously mined. My 12 acre lot hasn’t been mined and I still own the rights which increases its value in the local market.

    As to what they do to make that accommodation I have no idea as I’m not in the industry.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:20 AM
    RearViewMirror

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    I was thinking I need to go through my pictures anyway. I've got them stored on a bunch of different external HD's and really need to get them organized. For the longest time I would keep them organized by year documenting my daughter as she grew up. But as she's gotten older I've noticed the pictures aren't as many as they used to be for some reason. I suppose when they are young you're constantly taking pictures but as they grow up they get a little bit fewer and far between.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    I saw the Bat signal , what's up citizens ?
     
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  8. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    PT slabs on houses. Why? I've done hundreds of PT slabs and understand the engineering behind it. Why would a house need a PT slab? I am surmising earth quake zones and not soil types. Figured you would be the one to ask.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Never heard of it being done here , maybe it is a soil condition issue , basically utilizing it as a raft slab
     
  10. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    Rob kind of had me wondering the same thing now since my house is on a PT slab (along with all the houses in our neighborhood). Never gave it much thought before last night. Suppose I just thought it was the norm. We do live in an earthquake zone but we also just basically live in what used to be a cow pasture. We are not in a floodplain and the soil seems to be mostly hard packed... well... soil? I'm no soil expert so I really don't know?
     
  11. Mar 7, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Great, the last hope has failed us. Thanks for the input though.
     
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  12. Mar 7, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    I may go out west through there in August. I'll hit you up if we do. If nothing else just to meet up & shoot the shit for a bit. ;)
     
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  13. Mar 7, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    Sounds like he's a bad ass, wonder where he gets it from?

    My MIL lives just north of KC. I like that area. KC is a fun town.
     
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    Deal, and if I can’t be there - and even if I can - I’ll shoot you the code to use the shop if you need to tend to anything. Quite a few friends use my address as a mid country way point. Members of TW are welcome to do so as well.
     
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    I can’t wait!
     
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    My son is getting excited too.
     
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    Humming birds eat mosquito's, their acrobatics are fun to watch. bats I'd rather not have around me since they can get rabies but so long as they stay away from my house Im ok. Tree swallows also put a hurting on mosquito's and other flying bugs.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    We didn't really have anywhere to put a feeder before i built the deck. Just ordered a new feeder for them.

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    We have a bunch of the swallows arround. The good is they eat lots of bugs. Especially when i'm mowing. It looks like they are dive bombing me, but they are just eating the bugs. The bad is they always try to build a nest in my front porch area and shit everywhere.
     
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    Pretty sure OZ is on the right track, I think sometimes it is due to soil type. I had friends in Pflugerville back in TX, and much of that area is prone to foundation issues due to the soil type -- and much of it was cow pasture previously. They would do some special foundation magic to avoid foundation issues, sounded like whatever you guys were talking about.
     
  20. Mar 7, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    I agree with the soil type theory, what is throwing a hitch in my giddy up is sandjunkie. I KNOW his soil type and it does not need a PT slab. Oh well, I'll figure it out one day.
     

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