Once the beams were off the cribbing, the piles were torn down very quickly:
Here's one of the guys from Fisher Brothers Housemoving chucking a 6x6 into the growing pile:
All of the above took 3 minutes or so. Then things got challenging.
Remember the floor? It's a foot thick with 4 layers of rebar in it. One of those layers of rebar was run through the cribbing pile. That means that there are several boards trapped below floor level. Excess concrete had to be chipped away:
That allowed the top two boards to be released (after much prying):
The next level of boards were so wedged in there that nothing was going to get them out. Luckily, it was Sawzall to the rescue:
In the end, those two 6x6's had to be sawn in half. But the haunches (4x12's at the bottom of the cribbing pile) came out without any trouble. The end result:
More to come.
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