Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Well, the roof has been inspected, and there is a problem.

A mix up in communication during the pouring process and firming up the massively heavy joist/beam has resulted in a dip over the waiting room, Oscar guesstimates at around 4 inches (heavy, that cement is.)

Oh no, what a horror, right? Well, yes and no. The bad news is, it will require a column in the middle of the waiting room.

The good news...after we looked at the situation, we needed somewhere to hang another TV anyway. Plus, even with this added weight, and not getting the sealing process done yet, no leaks in the rest of the clinic, and only hanging drops in this problem area.

We can put the column in, which will then allow us to fill in the dip to get things back level up top (four inches is not much...but enough to collect probably four barrels of rain water when it rains.)

A little more expense, but all in all, nothing that can not be fixed. Plus, as we talked today we saved ourselves some theoretical money in the construction process by devising a way to not need a false ceiling, so we have that going for us, which is good.

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