Private Residence submitted by Ekedal Concrete


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The Overall Grand project for 2013 is a cliff-dwelling private residence foundation from Laguna Beach, California. Submitted by CFA member, Ekedal Concrete, Inc., this 11,000 square foot California “cliff-hanger” has a mat slab footing ranging from 4 feet to 4 feet 6 inches thick with three keyways, also known as lugs, below, each 3 feet by 3 feet by 50 feet long. The slab consumed 560 cubic yards of concrete with a topping slab 6 inches thick. Only four square corners existed for the foundation walls. The rest were acute and obtuse angles with intersecting interior walls at off angles. Several columns were required between 30 and 40 feet in height.

The job consisted of a five-level, concrete home, four of those levels below grade.  The project started by drilling forty-seven 36-inch diameter caissons, which went down between 40 and 60 feet in depth.  After hitting major groundwater, using pumps and holding tanks, multiple mat slabs and structural slab levels and covering slabs, in the end, over 2,700 yards of concrete was poured, over 1,000,000 pounds of steel set, thousands of pieces of hardware, and 9,000 square feet of structural deck shored.

When asked about the impact of this project and its recognition, vice president, Ryan Ekedal had this to say: “This project was one of the more intense ones we have had the opportunity to build.  The fact that it is recognized so highly by our peers in the industry gives us tremendous satisfaction.”

This is the eighth Project of the Year received by Ekedal Concrete, Inc. and the second Overall Grand Project designation.

    Location Laguna Beach, California
  Total Sq. Ft. Plan: 11,000
  Total Lin. Ft. Wall: Not provided
  Concrete Used: 501 cu. yds (walls)
812 cu. yds (caisons)
375 cu. yds (concrete decks)
1,050 cu. yds (footings)
  Steel Used: 128 tons (walls)
320 tons (caisons)
63.4 tons (footings)
  Wall Heights: 25-ft up to 54-ft
  Wall Thickness: 10-in. to 18-in.

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