Friday, July 8, 2011

Delta Muskoka Resorts Build - 2011


Who Was On-Site?
Brian Fitzsimmons (Form Man Extraordinaire), Mike from Stevenson Electric, Ed from Serjeant Fuels,
Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We poured the concrete in the footings, placed the Bigfoots, and poured the piers for the front porch.
The GFI outlet on 515 Muskoka Beach Road is installed.

What Next?
Monday, July 11, is strip the wood from the forms.
Tuesday and Wednesday is Gravenhurst Plumbing rough in the sewer lines.
Thursday is sling the stones into the hole, and deliver the block and mortar and masonry sand.
Friday is lay the blocks.

Monday, July 11 – We need two able-bodied persons in addition to myself (total of 3) to strip the wood
forms from the footings.
Tuesday, July 12 – Gravenhurst Plumbing install rough in for sewers. No volunteers.
Wednesday, July 13 – Gravenhurst Plumbing install rough in for sewers. No volunteers.
Thursday, July 14 – Stone slinger in the morning. Delivery of blocks and mortar in the late afternoon. No volunteers.
Friday, July 15 –Len Crow Masonry is booked to build our foundation walls. We will need from 8 to 12 strong able-bodied people to carry the block, mix the mortar, and bring the mortar to the masons. Also, to set up and take down scaffolding. Total volunteers for the day will be somewhere around 20 (twenty). I will have a more definite number by the beginning of next week.
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22 – We will be applying the weather-proofing to the exterior of the
foundation wall. Brian Fitzsimmons has volunteered to spray the tar on the blocks. He has the spray machine, we supply the tar and varsol. After that we may apply the dimple-wrap, lay the weeping tiles,
and cover them with drainage stone. Between the dimple wrap and the drainage stone we need to
apply our first course of SM Foam sheathing. As we backfill we can apply the other courses. Volunteers
required will be posted as a more precise scheduling takes shape.
For Monday, July 11, we will need to supply our volunteers with hammers and pry-bars (2 of each).
For Friday, July 15, we will need to supply our volunteers with shovels and gloves (both of which are now
For Monday, July 18, we will need Foundation Tar and Varsol, Dimple Wrap, Socked O-Pipe, SM Foam (amounts, linear and square footage to follow).

The next inspection will be for the weeping tiles, drainage stones, and weather-proofing on the exterior
of the foundation walls.

My Thoughts
Once again, I would like to thank everybody involved, especially Brian Fitzsimmons who helped again today in the pour. He is a licensed Mason with a great and generous heart. His expertise in surmounting the difficulties we encountered was invaluable as is his continued support for the Muskoka Delta Build.

Also, I forgot to thank George from B&B Sanitation Services for installing the you-know-what on Thursday. Thank you, George!

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