One unit burned, four had heavy smoke damage - those are not in
question. He's asking about what to do about the marginal smoke
areas. I gave him an option. So far you've told him to totally gut
the place and replace all of the wiring and plumbing - that the fire
was an 'opportunity'. He redid the apartments in 2007 and you want
him to gut the place.
You're really good at spending other people's money on the intertubes,
but the advice...not so much.
Because busy fighting a bush fire, we did not bother about
this when the water truck (est. 10 tons) parked right over the
septic tank tile bed. The tile bed worked OK for the next
dozen years we lived there, but the dip in the lawn lasted
all that time as well.
Is the dump truck based on a pick-up chassis or is it a medium-duty
26,000 lb GVWR non-CDL/33,000 lb.+ GVWR CDL chassis ?
A pick-up truck would be fine on the sidewalk even fully loaded, but
a 33,000 lb + commercial vehicle might crack the sidewalk even with
The question you have to ask yourself is how have people moved in
to your apartment building in the past ? Have moving trucks the
same size as the contractor's dump truck been parked in the area
There is *nothing* you can do to save your lawn area, it will have to
be repaired after the work is done, either from parking on it to do
work required to rehab your building or from the people walking on it
to do the work/staging materials there during the work... Such is
just a casualty of the construction zone...
As for parking in the street, all that will do is add more time to job
at hand and potentially require some form of permit to block off an
area in the street to make loading the debris into the truck safer
and less of a risk to the public walking/driving by on the street...
Better to contain any debris or spills or 'oops i missed the truck'
moments on your land where you and your contractor can deal
with them and properly load the trucks for transit without being
blamed for any debris on the street or creating a hazardous
condition in the road if old nails or glass make it onto the road
near where you were loading...
Your job site could get shut down and you would be billed for
the expense of the street cleaning if the AHJ wanted to make
an issue out of something...
Good Luck with your reconstruction...
I used to build swimming pools. Gunite rigs, slam-bangers, bobcats,
dump trucks, cement trucks, plumbing trucks, etc. We all worked from
the street unless specifically allowed closer access. The only thing
that ever had to cross a sidewalk was the bobcat and a small
caterpillar that excavated the hole and it was small enough to not
break up the sidewalk unless it was poorly built. If the buyer wants
to pay for new sidewalk, fine by me, but we never operated assuming
that was an option.
We subbed the deck work and they called in cement mixers, but I never
saw much of that. I do know many cement mixers had huge balloon tires
that help distribute the weight.
On Tue, 10 May 2011 05:49:06 -0700, ransley wrote:
Only way to do it is to spread out the load with steel plating like the
road dept uses. The contractor should be aware of this. Make sure he is
and have it written that any damage is their responsibility.
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