If it's trout
fishing you're into you must come to Calgary. We have some of the best
trout fishing in the world right here in the Bow River.
I'm not into trout
fishing but my son is. He has had my two grandsons in backpacks in the
middle of the river fly fishing for trout before they were a year old. I
won't have any trouble persuading him to take you to all the best spots.
You would have a great time, if fly fishing is what you like to
Times to avoid would
be: late May early June due to muddy water resulting from
spring run off; and Calgary stampede (July 4 to 13) due to lack of accommodation
at that time.
H. Daryl Richardson
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 12:56
Subject: RE: foundation settling
The distributer is in Denver. There are contractors
everywhere. All it takes is a Bobcat and a hydraulic pump to install
Have the distributor give you a reference in
Jackson. That should be close enough to you to keep from draining the
If you want a more low tech solution try the
1. Dig an underpin foundation wide enough for a
jack and a sacrificial shore which can be a short pipe column.
Place some concrete to support the jack and sacrificial shore
a jack between the underpin and the bottom of the foundation
the corner slightly.
5. Repeat the process on the other side of the
6. Jack the corner until it is level
7. Place and
shim the sacrificial shore
8. Place concrete to the bottom of
the original foundation. If you use a CLSM or a SCC, it will fill all of
the voids with no need for vibration. Consolidation may be a problem
with regular concrete and the irregular bottom of the foundation.
If you can get me into a good trout stream, I might come out and help
Subject: RE: foundation settling
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 12:37:47
for the leads on the helical piles. There are great things about being
in the middle of nowhere, but there are drawbacks, too. For
proprietary stuff like this if someone has to come from Denver to do the
work it ends up costing more than a little country church can handle.
I’m waiting for a call back from Chance’s engineer.
contractor (a congregation member who got this dropped on him) just called
and we’re going to dig it up in one spot and see what’s really there, and
then decide how to proceed.
Harold Sprague [mailto:spraguehope(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
May 06, 2008 11:22 AM
what little I read about your particular issue, I would at least
consider helical foundations. This is a web site for A.B.
Take a look at the
case histories. A helical pile can be installed. The
foundation jacked to the proper elevation and then locked off to
maintain the elevation required. Then all you have to do is the repair
to the cladding and gyp board. This is a repair that they performed
using helical foundations.
It appears to be similar to what you describe.
Chance has a distributer in Colorado. They can tell you what
contractors are close to your location in Idaho.
> Subject: foundation
> Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 10:49:32 -0600
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> I took a look at a ~70-yr-old church where one corner of the
> appears to be settling. About 6' to either side of a
corner there are
> big cracks running from the visible part of the
stemwall all the way up
> through the stone veneer (over wood framing)
to the plate (it's
> 1-storey). These are big cracks, 1/4" at the
widest, and they have
> transferred all the way through the sheetrock
> The snow is just about gone (!), so we'll be
digging up to have a better
> look soon. I could see a fix with a
wider footing or auger piles, but
> shouldn't the existing be jacked
up before further movement is
> prevented? How would a contractor do
> Gordon Goodell
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