CFA Awards

286 Foxcliff North
Category: Single Family over 5,000 square feet

The project receiving the second highest vote total this year is Lot 286 Foxcliff North in Martinsville, Ind.  Custom Concrete in Westfield, Ind constructed this 15,500-square-foot basement.

With wall heights ranging from 3’ to 15 feet, the project features a total of 20 angled corners. The footings were 3’ and 2 feet wide by 12 inches in depth with 2 rows of #6 continuous rebar.

Located on a challenging site, the project was on the top of a steep hill with limited access. The large atrium was filled with gravel by conveyor trucks that had to maneuver around the site as best as possible. This took 2,000 tons of gravel. Back piers were a challenge to reach and the concrete pump contractors assisted with extra hoses and manpower to complete the pour. Varying wall heights presented a unique challenge and crews had to take extra caution to ensure that the correct forms were on site at the appropriate times.

Lot 286 Foxcliff North foundation was 953 linear feet and includes 270 cubic yards of concrete for the walls, 100 cubic yards of concrete for footings that contain 2,000 linear feet of rebar. The job included a reinforced safe room, along with a aquatic center within the basement area.

“This was one of the most challenging jobs our firm has tackled,” said Brian Kincaid, Field Representative Manager at Custom Concrete. “The different size and heights of the walls, complexity of the footings and job access made this a very unique project.”  Our on site Cad people were a huge asset for this project.

Winning Contractor

Custom Concrete
Westfield, Indiana

2007 Basement Awards

This year’s competition is the largest in CFA history with 13 entries from across the country and marks the first year multiple categories were made available for submission. Contractors cast votes for Basement of the Year in the CFA booth at the 2007 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, as well as online. The formal award presentation will be made at the Awards Banquet Luncheon during the CFA’s Annual Summer Convention Aug. 8-11 at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, Vt.

Votes were cast by fellow concrete contractors based on their rating of how difficult the projects were to estimate and construct as well as the potential to make money. Project submissions included information such as material quantities, difficult features, the technology used and the problems that were overcome.  This year contractors also displayed some of the most intriguing photography the competition has seen to date.