Sunday, May 5, 2013

Depot Demolition

We gotta tear it down before we can build it up.

Foreground is to be ramp, straight back: future parking of Urban Grill Food Truck

We are tearing out concrete, lots of it. Old, reinforced concrete flooring, to fill in below - think building a concrete box- to support the new ramp coming into the building and to support some relocated support beams for the second floor.

So first they cut out  as much of the concrete flooring in the intended ramp area, from this 112 year old building, as was safe to do.

Concrete is being poured in several separate pours over a period of time, to let it set between pours.

Some flooring remains but it comes out soon too...footers were poured and two walls are being formed to create our box area.Two walls are existing on the front and side of the area.

Looking through floor openings after the first pour.

After another pour. Looking through the remaining flooring from the other side.

 When the concrete gets up to a working height we'll quit
pouring for a while and that will give the workers a surface from which to safely stand to jackhammer out the remaining concrete. 
Where did those earplugs go?
Then ramp building begins. 

All this is being done because of those two little steps which you see in this photo. 
These steps get cut out next week and we start the ramp going up into the building 
right from the entrance.

That's the Depot progress! There is truck progress too. As you can imagine, Randy continues to invent, modify, perfect, refine, repair, surprise, innovate and work tirelessly. 
We can't wait to show it to you. We'll keep you posted. 

Sincerely, thank you for following along. 
I run into more people everyday who let me know they've been reading the progress. This means a lot to both of us that you are so interested in the business and we appreciate your interest in our success. We know you really just want to try some food!!!
It's coming, soon!
Remember, make the most of today, it's the only one of which any of us are guaranteed!
On behalf of Betsy and my Biz Partner/Bro-in-law, Randy.
ugft, llc.

1 comment:

Denny said...

Thanks for the update. I love reading your blog. I know you and Randy are getting anxious to begin serving the masses!! Can't wait.