Well, our station project is (finally) officially underway! A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, May 13th (you know we would have to kick off the project on Friday the 13th :eek:). Various local and State officials were in attendance including Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, Louisiana State Firemen's Association president Ken Pitre, and state representative Karen St. Germain.
As of this Friday (May 20th) we're still waiting to see some work you could actually call construction. The surveyers were out early this week shooting grades and marking the property lines...there's some stakes in the ground and the guys doing the dirt work came out and looked over the jobsite, but that's about as far as we got this week. Hope to see some actual equipment arriving on site this week...
Sorry about the picture quality, I got them off of Facebook :)
Congrats! Sounds like you guys needed an upgrade!
Sorry to take this off topic but I enjoyed the old firehouse pic and I know there's quite a few of us that like the nostalgia. Here's a shot of the house I'm sitting in as I type this. Hope it stays in service another few years....
This station is also still in service on our city's north side. The other of 2 100+ year old stations we have.
Trying to get pic to work...it's at 1801 Laurel St., Station 1...Built in 1926...
Glad to hear things are moving along......... :)
Good luck on the building of your new station! I'd love to get our company to where we could build one. We have troubles everywhere with our current station! (Bay not big enough, Driveway is cracked like crazy, No drainage) Just improper building!
Keep us updated!
I'm happy for you..Congratulations! buddy.. At last, the long wait is finally over.. That's great..
Congrats on the new house. Can't wait to see the finished product
Forming up for the slab, should be pouring concrete in a couple of weeks...
great to hear!
Good work chief! I might have to give you a shout and check it out when I head to the track this fall/winter
Well, I know I haven't posted any updates on the status of our station project for quite awhile. There's a very good reason for that, which is, there had not been any progress. The last photos I posted with just the concrete forms in place was about as far as we got. Shortly after those pics were taken (and before the concrete was poured), the project sort of imploded and ground to a screeching halt.
We ran into some problems with the contractor, the details of which I won't discuss here because there is possible (probable) litigation pending. The job site has been growing up in weeds since June while we disentagled ourselves from the original contract and advertised for a new bidder. Many lessons learned and months later, we have a new contractor and resumed construction this week.
Beginning at 0400 this morning, concrete has finally been poured at the site, including the main building slab, parking lot, and one of the driveways. The front apron will be poured at a later date. The new contractor is wasting no time and the project has taken off at an amazing pace. I hope it keeps up :)
Don't you just love people you put trust in and than they let you down
Good to hear that the project is moving forward
A critical stage!
Make sure that concrete is of good quality! Every floor treatment you plan on using will be affected.
We had an addition done and the concrete was no good. We applied a floor treatment to it and it popped and bubbled for years due to the hydrostatic pressure.
I hope everything continues to get better for you guys and I look forward to seeing more pictures of your new building.