Seawall on the Chain O Lakes
The start of are story. this is the first footing pour. The footing is over 27" thick and 3' wide. There is a double row of upright #4 & #5 rebar 16" O. C.. The footing was dug down far below the water table to stand the test of time. The water had to be pumped out during this process.
Water has risen. We are now applying sandbags into the water to hold back the lake. The water has risen approximately 11" over the top of the footing and appears to still be rising. Forty sandbags were put in place for 16' of footing and looks like we will still need 20 to 30 more. If you look at the SEAWALL ELEVATIONS Drawing, you will see that the water table started out at 11 1/2" below the top of the footing.
We applied 30 more sandbags today. A truck load of sand is coming tomorrow to finish the water barrier. We have to wheelbarrow the sand from the street. You can see in the last picture below that we had to cover our wheelbarrow ramp to keep the snow off.
We wheel barrowed two truckloads of sand today and there is two more coming tomorrow.
Middle section second pour. all rebar in place and ready to pour.
We are getting ready to pour the last section of the footing. It is dug out to 27" deep. Our two layers of rebar are in place. The upright "L-BARS" need to be installed still, as seen in the first picture of our first pour at the top of the page.
Below you can see the "L-BARS" and the water pumped. We are ready for concrete for the last footing pour.
We put in one more load of sand today.
Digging out blue metal to make room for wall framing. Sand was frozen, had to jack hammer out.
Blue metal moved over. Third and fourth picture over is a shot taken underneath the ice. The ice was formed in just one night.
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CLICK HERE TO SEE SEAWALL DRAWING.
CLICK HERE TO SEE SEAWALL ELEVATIONS.
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Mannina Construction, P.O. Box 368, Antioch, IL 60002
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