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Old December 1st, 2011, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new field in eastern ontario region

hello all,
i would first like to say that i am new, but soo far i do like this forum.

second of all, im announcing the almost completed field here in eastern ontario in the ottawa region.

karters korner is building a paintball field(s)
one forest field that has random hiding locations, possibly a tree fort, not sure if we will be constructing one for safety reasons.

a tall grass field, fairly small, not mutch to it really.

and then the piece de resistance!
there is a miniature town with 12+ buildings being built nearing completion. it will be following a war scenario in a town (obviously).
two buildings on each side will be prime sniper locations (the townhall is 2 storeys... 2nd floor is about 8ft off ground) (and the church wich is 3 storries tall, top floor being 16ft-20ft high).
there is a moch road that will be cluttered with cars that have had the glass removed and striped interiors with padding left on metal to reduce chances of injury.

i am an employee at the establishment and will be posting the work that i and other volunteers and workers have done soo far on the location within the next 4 days if anyone is interested in seeing it.

now, onto the questions lol
the main concern i have is none of the buildings have a foundation and are meerely sitting on mud.
for the multi-storie buildings, do you think that would be ok?
i have tested 500lbs + at one time and had everyone rock from side to side and it more than withheld the forces.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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now, onto the questions lol
the main concern i have is none of the buildings have a foundation and are meerely sitting on mud.
for the multi-storie buildings, do you think that would be ok?
i have tested 500lbs + at one time and had everyone rock from side to side and it more than withheld the forces.
it's always good to see volunteers making an effort in the spirit of having fun!

i'm no construction expert, but I feel like you're going to want something put into the ground with cement. Maybe 4x4's or something 3 or 4 ft down filled with cement. It may be standing now, but what happens after a few years or rain and snow get to it?
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Old December 1st, 2011, 02:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i completely agree with you on that one, especially that this is in an old quarry (45 yrs back) and rests on the water line.
i will try to convince my boss into making holes, pooring cement and continuing the 2x4 studs down in at least the corners for that extra bit of support.

what concerns me is a city worker and insurance agent is bound to stop by sometime and decide wether its a poper establishment,,, and here in canada...well...its be denied..almost certain of that
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what concerns me is a city worker and insurance agent is bound to stop by sometime and decide wether its a poper establishment,,, and here in canada...well...its be denied..almost certain of that
Thank God for that. Most building codes require poured cement support for a deck 4ft off the ground I don't want to be on the second story of a building that is just resting on mud.
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Thank God for that. Most building codes require poured cement support for a deck 4ft off the ground I don't want to be on the second story of a building that is just resting on mud.

good point, but a deck is putting att its weight in heavily centered locations where here, its a wide spreak 2x6 flat. the dimentions are prolly 16-12 for the church..the town hall is well over 45' in length by 10 ft. width.

ill be goin in this weekend and ill take some pics for everyone
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i'd say better safe than sorry, especially as a business. get the foundation poured properly. i'm pretty sure your insurance won't cover you either if its not done properly
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