August 7, 2020

Gigantic house foundation requires preparation, savvy

Gigantic house foundation requires preparation, savvy

After pouring a private home foundation that measures more than 150 feet wide, Omaha Foundation employees have redefined their definition of a “big” residential project.

Featuring foundation walls 13 feet tall and 14 inches thick, the project for L & L Custom Builders Inc. lasted throughout late spring and required temporary scaffolding to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. 

Project Manager Kevin Snell said the oversized walls necessitated a 4-inch truss ledge and a 6-inch brick ledge.  “You rarely see that on a foundation,” Snell said. “This is one of the biggest we’ve done — ever. Nobody else in Omaha has the equipment or the forms to do it.” Snell credited Supervisor Vince Bongiovanni and his crew for doing an amazing job. He also lauded Supervisor Genaro Saldana-Rangel and his footing crew.

Snell said the project required significant planning, but the crew kept the job moving smoothly with three pours for the foundation and garages, as well as three pours for the footings.  Working extra hours and days to stay on schedule, Snell said, “It was one of the most difficult foundations we’ve done in quite some time.”  The mammoth project includes a separate swimming pool house, which was scheduled for additional pours in July.

About Stephens & Smith Construction Company

Founded in 1971, Stephens & Smith Construction Company Inc. focuses on services in residential and commercial flatwork, foundations, decorative concrete, and specialty products.  The company’s reputation and credibility speak for itself.  With over 45 years in business, they have grown exponentially over the years, due to their unique structure and approach to the company makeup.  Their reputation has been the very foundation of their expansion, along with the valuable employees that have joined the team along the way.  More information on the company’s notable achievements, services provided, and history can be seen on their website as well.  www.stephensandsmith.com

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