I'm on site right now and they are doing this above where I am. Think I might move
@Twatasaurusrex, did anything happen?
@Twatasaurusrex, I'm sure that was expensive.
@Imaginaut, sadly not apart from them taking 4 hours to do 1 hour of work
That looked expensive
Just like the US economy under its new management
Looks like the concrete was still pouring from the tube after the guy started hanging from it. And it looks like they’re gonna have a long day cleaning all that up.
@AJMalone, nope, that was his poop
Flat earthers pouring their planet
Omg cleaning up this mess...
Can anyone who understands this process explain what went wrong here? (Outside of the obvious "they overloaded the supports")
@CellSword, looks like they tried to make a concrete slab using ply or shuttering to hold up the weight from below, whatever boards they used couldnt cope with the weight. and either tore out the screws or just split. most concrete slabs are made and craned in, so not sure how common this "method" is
@CellSword, there cowboys nothing more
@Ghost5462, that's the best I could think of too. Whatever supports they used failed. Now I wonder if the supports were sub par, or if they put too much on. Also the way everything flexed is sketchy as fvck.
@Ghost5462, pumping concrete is fairly common
@Ghost5462, thank you
@Ghost5462, this method is in nearly all construction that I've seen. They pour on top of plywood, which acts as a mold. You do need extra supports up until the concrete sets.
@Ghost5462, this is the most common method for pouring a concrete slab. I work construction and all modern condos are build this way. They use jacks and joists to make a frame and put plywood on top as the underside of the slab. What happened here was the jacks were not set up properly, either left unsecured or under tightened or jacks were missing entirely. Concrete found a hole in the unsupported area and pushed its weight through.
@ThePandaPool , supports didn’t fail just were loose or not positioned correctly. Honestly considering I work on a construction site for a living this is terrifying to watch as almost any piece of rebar there could impale you
@ForgottenInTime, yup was real happy when the video restarted and I could confirm the same amount of dudes were there in the beginning vs the end...
@Ghost5462, so this is a common way to do it, however that being said the ground beneath this was not rated for that weight. thats why you see it cave in and then pulled away from the rest of the area. I guarentee the only thing that saved them going down with the rebar is the outer supports that stayed and allowed the rebar to stay up.
@Ghost5462, in London Ontario this happened recently and 2 young men died (one was a new father) and a couple others hurt badly. In the area people have hung up reflective vest and shirts outside as a sign of unity for the loss of these men.
@ThePandaPool , this method is quite common. Called in-situ concrete slabs. In this case there wasn’t enough support from the framework below. Very costly mistake.
Is this the Hard Rock Hotel in NOLA? .......too soon?
I've only been on one job where they made a slab like this, but they used like a corrugated metal sheet as the support rather than ply. the build was larger than the video here. condo? maybe there are different regs in the US, to the UK
I bet this is why Dominic littlewood stopped hosting cowboy builders on tv...
Just got sick of them all