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|We've started our new commercial project, Wendy's in So. Plainfield, NJ. Unfortunately the weather isn't cooperating. With highs barely reaching
above freezing it's been a tough few days. Having to protect and heat not only the work being done, we need to keep the material from freezing
also. The pile of sand for the mortar is completely tarped in with a kerosene blower on constantly just to keep it workable.Today the highs are to
reach a balmy 22 degrees with a wind chill factor of -6. UPDATE: As of January 27, this job is currently on hold due to below normal temps.
Today is 1 degrees, with highs reaching 15. Looks like Wed. we will be able to start up again. Will post.
|UPDATE: Febuary 1:
As can be seen by the pics below, we have made some progress. As little as it is, I'm excited. As the temps crawl above the freeezing mark we
are getting more and more finished. The work still needs to be protected. The mortar has an additive in it to prevent freezing, the sand is still being
heated, and the work being done also has to be heated.This becomes tedious and expensive. Hopefully I'll have more pics next week... so check
|UPDATE: Febuary 6:
Again, with the weather at least above freezing during the day, we have made even more progress. The right side is mostly tarped and heated. We
are half way there now, But I hear rumors of a snow storm heading in tonight and going into tomorrow....Hope it's light.
|UPDATE: Febuary 12:
Well as I'm sure you know, it wasn't light, we got about 6 to 8 inches of snow. But that only stopped us for a day. We went in on Saturday to clean
up the mess. So, we were able to almost finish the right side when the arctic blast came in on Tuesday and again stopped production. We set up
more tarps and scaffold. On Wednesday the winds were reaching 40 mph. We got there early to try and batten down the hatches. Unfortunatly,
with these temps. the work is on hold again untill the temps go back into the thirty's. Will post...
|UPDATE: April 2:
Well after the worst winter in my recorded history,( like a constant twenty degree temperature, and not to mention the thirty inches of snow we
got) the job was on hold for most of Febuary, and part of March. But I'm glad to say we finished up here today. Check out the pics and follow us
on to the next job... Will Post.