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Foundation Footing

In digging the foundation, our high retaining walls need a thicker and bigger footing to be able to resist the overturning pressure of the ground at street level. Additionally the amount of rebar in the footing has to be considerably more to add the extra strength that the high wall needs.  This created a little […]

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Geothermal Ground Loop

We’ve laid the ground loops for the geothermal heat exchange pipes at Burnside Boardwalk, our 31unit net zero affordable housing development on E. Burnside. A ground loop is a series of pipes buried underground at a depth where temperatures stay consistent year-round. It serves as the critical link allowing geothermal heat pumps to use the […]

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Excavation

We’ve started to excavate the foundation for our new Burnside Boardwalk 31unit net zero affordable housing development on E. Burnside. The site sits in a hole that is approximately 5 feet below the existing sidewalk 271.5 ft elevation we decided to utilize this existing void to install a daylight basement.  This required the removal of […]

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Clearing the Land

We’ve cleared the land for our new Burnside Boardwalk 31unit net zero affordable housing development on E. Burnside. Aside from a grove of old trees in the SE corner, the land was pretty vacant. Although, we did find a lot of concrete and rocks left over from when they built the light rail.  Most trees […]