Record rainfall and power outages have made project scheduling a challenge over the past month. Over 15″ of rain fell in Birmingham over the past two months. This is the largest recorded two month total in over 30 years. Multiple power outages have also temporarily closed some facilities (e.g. concrete plants.) Despite these challenges, creative and flexible scheduling has allowed progress to be made. A “dewatering” allowance in the budget has offset much of the added expense. This allowance was created to account for possible ground water at the construction site. Instead, heaven sent water has been the bigger foe of late!
The next two weeks should show substantial, visible progress. The concrete basement floor will be poured and the new church floor will be installed. This will allow the final backfill of the foundation walls. All this is a necessary prelude to our church walls rising from their foundation in September!
The following work is scheduled for 08-16-21 to 08-31-21:
Pour Lower Level Concrete Floor
Finish East Foundation Wall and Stairwell
Install Church Floor
Complete Waterproofing and Backfill