1040 Pescador Drive, Newport Beach, CA

by Rod Jeheber on April 30, 2011

1040 Pescador Drive, Newport Beach, California

In my last post for this project, I showed you how David Peter’s team from Peter Drilling and Contracting, Inc. constructed the forms for the elevated garage slab.  At last they poured the garage slab. I was able to break away from my drafting table, oops I mean my computer, and drive over to view the concrete being poured. The personal elevator / lift had also been delivered, but it cannot be installed yet as the temporary shoring for the elevated garage slab needs to remain in place for at least 28 days to allow the concrete to cure properly. The following photographs show the guys placing the finishing touches on the new elevated garage slab.

1040 Pescador Drive

1040 Pescador Drive

What you are seeing here is the right side of the new garage door. Because we are lacking at least four feet of wall on either side of the garage door opening, the structural engineer has to use a Simpson Strong Tie Shear Wall on either side of the garage door opening to adequately support the dwelling should we experience an earthquake. The bolts you are viewing will connect the Simpson Strong Tie Shear Wall to the foundation.

1040 Pescador Drive

1040 Pescador Drive

Now that all of the project required concrete has been poured the next phase of the project is constructing the wood framed walls and roof structure. We also ordered the new Marvin Windows from Ganahl Lumber in Costa Mesa, California. Ian from Ganahl Lumber was a great help in matching the new windows to the old Marvin Windows the Rosenquist had existing through out there home. Okay, Have a great weekend and be sure to check back in a couple of days for an updated progress post. If I can answer any questions about  how to obtain a building permit, or the process of building a new home or remodeling an existing home, please feel free to contact me at 949-723-4393 or  email me.

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