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rossfingal 11-05-2011 10:41 AM

Another "Catastrophe"!
So -
Our neighbor, just had 80+ x 5 ft., of public side-walks replaced yesterday.
2 Bobcats, trucks(bombers) -
Old side-walks gone in a hour. Nice!
A couple hours later - new side-walks done. (Nice work, too!)

A hour or so later - foot-prints, bicycle tire prints, something scratched
in the "crete" (and, I mean deep!)

She calls the contractor up and tells them what happened -
Some people come out, fix it - end of problem! (Still, looked good!)

Got up this morning, and went to take out the trash -
Yeah - "defacing" - ("all of the above"!)
Not as bad as the first time but -
Still, looks like "ca-ca"!
She payed half the cost!

Somebody didn't "learn" them "no better".??
No respect for property (personal/public)!?!

I don't know?!?

Here's the "scary" thing - We're on the list to have the Public walks
replaced on the front of our building 100+/- ft. !
I know what one of us is going to be doing when they do it!
It makes me sad!
Sorry for the length of this post - it just "ticks" me off!!!
(Happy Holidays - anyway!) :)


(Yeah - to add "Insult to Injury" - I finish concrete)

DrHicks 11-05-2011 10:56 AM

People can be such pukes!

When we lived in Minnesota, a Christian School poured a bunch of new sidewalks. After the contractors left, a couple neighbor kids came and scrawled all kinds of obscenities into the concrete. Really tore up the sidewalks. Then they scratched in their names - which were unusual names. Turns out, their dad was a local pastor. Pretty hilarious self incrimination!

rossfingal 11-05-2011 11:19 AM

At least, hopefully - they got "taken to task" for what they did!

We don't know who did this!
Looking at the foot prints - more than one person.
Oh well!
Still makes me sad!
What a waste!


How coincidental - as I'm typing - they're stripping the forms!!
Too late for the "finishers", though!
I feel sorry for the people stripping the forms; they're the one's who finished it!
I can imagine what's going through their minds -
What The! - "Ack Phooey"

DrHicks 11-05-2011 11:29 AM

^ Yep, the inconsiderate behavior of some people is disgusting.

By the way, those two boys' names were Jarius & Gorge. Not too hard to trace those names back to their authors! :)

rossfingal 11-05-2011 11:40 AM

Yes, "Doc" - might be easy to trace!
He, he, he!!
Oh, to be young again!
Hopefully, they learned something! :)
If we did experience, something like that -
We would be out, today with "jack-hammers"!
Oh No!!


rossfingal 11-05-2011 11:49 AM

Guess what!!!???
They're here!!!


Ain't it nice to see a "real-time", catastrophe - unfold!?!
(Good service though!)
(They could have left somebody to babysit Fri. - 1 person - now there's 4 people - Sat. -

PoleCat 11-05-2011 12:56 PM

The offending punks' parents should get to pay for it all.

Msradell 11-05-2011 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by PoleCat (Post 764367)
The offending punks' parents should get to pay for it all.

In the offending punks' should be made to do the jackhammering!:thumbsup:

iamrfixit 11-05-2011 09:07 PM

A couple years ago we poured a 37' diameter pad for a grain bin, easily $3k-$4k in materials alone. It was out in the middle of nowhere, several miles from town and just off of a fairly busy road. Poured it on a Saturday morning and after floating and hitting it with the fresno it was smooth and flat. Left afterward, no big deal if it has a few animal tracks or minor cosmetic damage its just a bin pad after all.

Went down monday morning to strip forms and found a couple pukes had ran through the concrete barefoot, apparently right after we left because they sank in to their ankles. Not just a couple tracks either, they ran all over the entire pad covering it with deep prints which pushed up the displaced concrete an inch above the original surface around each track. Took hours of chiseling down the high spots and patching the deep holes so the stands under the metal drying floor could set flat.

Even the middle of nowhere in Iowa, we can no longer leave the site until it's hard enough to stand on.

Personally I get some satisfaction hoping they ended up with some nasty concrete burns or hurt themselves on a grade stake or sharp piece of re-bar and had to suffer for what they had done!

Doc Holliday 11-05-2011 09:20 PM

I like messing with fresh concrete. If I see it left unattended, me and my friends play tic tac toe on it.

rossfingal 11-06-2011 07:22 AM

Well, "Boys and Girls"! -
An update -
4 sections re-poured (the worst ones).
At least the rest of it has very, good anti-skid properties! :)

We don't know who did it.

We have a Middle school 3 blocks N. of us - LOTS of kids -
N. of that 3 bars - S. of us 2 bars -
Metra train station 1 block North.
Quite a bit of foot traffic.
Who knows who the "perps" were!?! :)

When they re-do our walks - ! know what I'm going to be doing -
Lawn chair, radio and, of course - beverages!
Oh well - tough job - somebody has to do it!! :)


biggles 11-06-2011 07:38 AM

Yellow crime scene tape off and 1x3 furring strips into each corner and every 3' along the lenght

Michael Thomas 11-06-2011 07:52 AM

I pay someone to sit and watch it - lots of my neighbors are pleased to have a few hours of cash work in this economy.

rossfingal 11-06-2011 08:09 AM

Exactly! :)
When they poured it, they had the usual barricades at the ends of the
walk - they didn't, even put up any "Caution" tape.
Oops! :)

"Michael Thomas"
I'll get paid free pizza and beer!
The job is mine!! :)
It's a long commute - 1/2 flight of stairs!


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I once saw a woman duck under barrier tape and proceed to walk ankle deep in fresh concrete in her high heels............ and then proceed to ream out the contractor because "HE" ruined her shoes and was making her late for an appointment.

Around here you can't even trust law enforcement.

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