Concrete Cutting - Adding a Pre-Cast Concrete Bulkhead to Your Home

 


Article by: Robert Short

Installing a pre-cast concrete , Information About Trash Can Liners. stairway to your home's basement , How To Refinish Hardwood Flooring is actually quite an easy project for the advanced do-it-yourselfer or anyone that can coordinate a couple of sub contractors. , How To Refinish Hardwood Flooring Doing so will add a water , Interactive Décor Accessories - make your home fun! tight weather , Deck Railings proof egress to your basement , Wet Floor Signs Are A Great Way To Protect Yourself Against Costly Lawsuits that, in many cases, is necessary to comply with local , How To Care For Your Furniture building codes during a remodel. Either way, this newly added entrance will add much more function to your home , How To Refinish Hardwood Flooring and your basement. , Decorate Your Room With A Focal Point

First of all it is probably a good idea to explain what pre-cast concrete , Rustic Home Decor Makes a Comeback is. Pre-cast concrete , Camper Awnings – Protect Yourself From The Rain When Camping is simply concrete , Redesign Your Home Into Your Dream Home that has been mixed, formed and vibrated in a very controlled "plant" type environment , Three Types of Lighting for Room Remodeling and then delivered or trucked to its final destination and installed. Despite the fact that some pre-cast concrete products , Cleaning the Indoor Air are much thinner than conventional "poured in place" applications does not mean that the pre-cast products , How To Refinish Hardwood Flooring are any less quality and to the contrary they are usually much more durable.

In order to orchestrate this project you are going to need a hole dug, a doorway opening cut into your foundation and the actual pre-cast concrete , Basic Guidelines To Owner Home Building bulkhead delivered and installed. Your first step is to locate a pre-cast concrete product , Know what you need to buy home security system dealer. A pre-cast concrete , Reduce Unwanted Footfall and Impact Noise with our New Acoustical Floor Underlayment Products dealer can be located in your local , Relax in a Hammock phonebook, or better yet, your online , An Overview of Solar Cells Through The Years yellow pages. Once you have located a reputable dealer you need to visit the pre-cast manufacturers , Finding The Perfect Faucet For Your Home showroom, which usually consists of a giant field full of stairs, bulkheads and culverts. You need to choose the size and style that is right for your project. A standard pre-cast bulkhead will generally cost less than $1000 and this includes the steel bulkhead cover and installation.

Once you have chosen the right product , Decorate Your Room With A Focal Point be sure to ask for a worksheet or specification sheet that comes with your particular product. , Quilts to Last This "spec sheet" will tell you how much digging needs to be done and what size doorway your concrete , Hot BBQ Grills and Items for the Summer cutter needs to cut in the foundation. The digging can be done using several methods. You can dig it by hand with a pick and shovel (not recommended), you can rent a small excavator (cost about $300) from a tool , Can you see your love light? rental outfit and use the machine to dig it out or you can call , Thinking About Buying Ornate Tin Ceiling Tiles? a professional excavation contractor , Contemporary Bedroom Furniture: Planning A Bed and have them dig it out for you (cost between $300 and $500). I highly recommend hiring a professional excavator for this part of the project. This process will take a professional less than a few hours and you can shop around for the best price. Please Note: Be sure to notify your areas "DIG SAFE" program and have them come out and locate any hidden underground utilities before you start your excavation. Also, keep in mind that your excavator will have to remove and dispose of about 50% of the dirt that he/she removes from the hole because the bulkhead to be installed will take up about that much volume of space. If this is not feasible, you may be able to use this dirt somewhere else on your property , An Overview of Solar Cells Through The Years or you may be able to give it to one of your neighbors. Either way, fill dirt is a very needed and sought after commodity. Hence the old saying: Phil Dirt...the most wanted man in America.

Once the hole for your bulkhead has been successfully dug out and the portion of the foundation that needs to be cut is exposed you need to clearly layout your cut lines with a measuring tape, a bright yellow lumber crayon and a 4' level as instructed on the spec sheet. Now it is time to call , Tips on Finding an Adirondack Chair Seller a professional concrete , Make the Right move cutter and find out what their pricing and availability is (cost is usually $425+/- to cut and drop the piece). They will charge you approximately an additional $100 to jack hammer the piece into manageable pieces and up to $500 to remove the piece from site. In order to avoid the break up an disposal charges, simply have your excavation contractor , Can you see your love light? dig a "grave" for the concrete , Enjoy The Beauty Of Hardwood With The Endurance Of Laminate Flooring at the bottom of your excavation. This way you can just bury it and save yourself , Choosing a Furnace Humidifier some time, money and hassles. Explain to the concrete , Finding The Best Whole House Humidifier Out There cutter that you need a standard doorway for a bulkhead. Ask them how much they charge and when they can schedule your job. Ask them for a morning appointment. You are going to have to coordinate the concrete , Reduce Unwanted Footfall and Impact Noise with our New Acoustical Floor Underlayment Products cutting and the bulkhead installation so that as soon as the concrete , Wrought Iron, the Newest House Guest cutter is done the bulkhead is immediately installed. So you can now schedule your bulkhead delivery and installation for about 12 noon. Most pre-cast concrete product , Make the Right move manufacturers will do the installation for you at no additional cost or it is included in the price.

I recommend calling each of your sub-contractors a day prior to their arrival just to verify that there are no scheduling conflicts. This will minimize the amount of problems that will occur and give you plenty of time to reschedule each subcontractor if one of them runs into a problem.

As soon as your bulkhead and metal , Can you see your love light? bulkhead cover have been successfully installed you will need to "back fill" or replace the dirt that was removed from the hole. This can be done by hand with a shovel by an experienced "do it yourselfer" or you can make arrangements to have your excavation contractor , Information About Trash Can Liners. return once the installation is complete and do the backfilling for you. It is always a good idea to allow this dirt to settle before adding your topsoil or planting any grass , Choosing a Furnace Humidifier or flowers. , How To Refinish Hardwood Flooring The ground around the bulkhead should be settled pretty good after several heavy rain showers. , Working With Your Home, Not Against It

Well, good luck and if you choose to tackle this project congratulations. For more information , Surviving Winter in Style on this subject just do a search for "pre-cast," "concrete cutting" or "bulkhead." As always please feel free to check out our website at www.affordableconcretecutting.com

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