Monday, May 22, 2017

Tearout and Replace in - One Day!
CITRUS GROVE APTS. -Block Wall- 731 15th St. S St. Petersburg FL 33705

We saw cut the driveway, poured the footer, and built and filled the wall- in one day!
Completely done! (Even the concrete cap at the top!)

Demo stairs and slab and re-pour in one day!

Another extreme for Velocity Construction!
We shored the stairs, cut it loose from the wall and carefully lowered and loaded it.
We had a 3rd party inspector, and were able to prep and pour the base in one day-
That is the demo and pour in one day!
Check out these pictures!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

LEMA Construction- Plantation Clubhouse

We have had an extended project with LEMA Construction at the Plantation Clubhouse Renovation at Gunn Hwy and Linebaugh area.
It involved the refurbishing of an existing building that required demolition and new slab and block work both regular and colored split-face. The superintendent on this one was Brad Morgan-

I will post a series of pictures here that will illustrate the timeline for this job:

Doorways modified

Bollards Installed- Perfectly!
Bollards all straight, same height, tops done nicely- in advance of the sidewalk- so set perfectly in place and height in advance
The sidewalk joints lined up with the bollards, so the spacing was important or the sidewalk would have come out ugly-
Kudos to Brad Morgan from LEMA for helping out with this!

Before picture on the sidewalk

 Some sidewalk formed up:

Here are some pictures of other sidewalk around the building:

We poured the slab for the building also-

Check out this new job!!!
This was for the St. Paul's Catholic Church on Dale Mabry and Stall Rd.



And here is a note from John Kissane:

From: Jim Kissane
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: Velocity Construction- Sidewalk


I want to express my sincere thanks for fitting us into your work schedule on short notice.
The job looks absolutely great and you and your team are wonderful to work with.
Please send me your invoice and I'll hand carry it through the payment process and make sure you get paid ASAP.

Sincere Thanks

Jim Kissane
Project Manager
St. Paul Catholic Church/Tampa
(813) 264-3316 (office)
(813) 765-4225 (mobile)

------- Original message --------
From: Bill Connor
Date:12/09/2014 9:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Jim Kissane
Subject: Re: Velocity Construction- Sidewalk

May I use this email or something like it on my website as a recommendation?

-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Connor
Date:12/09/2014 9:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Jim Kissane
Subject: Re: Velocity Construction- Sidewalk

Absolutely Bill
Its always a pleasure to help our friends


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

Thanks John!

Zoe's Kitchen- Buffalo Construction- Beautiful Flat Slab!

Velocity Construction working for Buffalo Construction at Zoe's Kitchen at 942 S. Howard in SoHo

Another build-out- the tenant space is to be occupied and required a concrete floor to be installed-

We prepped and poured it with this result:

Another success!

Experience the Learning Experience with Velocity Construction and Kain Contracting!

Check out this one!
Tear out and replace sidewalks at the Learning Experience in Brandon for Kain Contracting!

Notice that there is NO damage to the grass or parking lot- 120 yards of concrete!
This job included:
Re-grading the dirt in the back to bring the water to a 10" pipe that we installed-
 You will note that the pipe above does Not have a stack coming up for the drain
This pipe was modified to carry the water to the drain already installed for the gutters-

This whole area was then re-graded to carry the water correctly to the new drain-

The sidewalk was also removed and replaced:
 You will note that the dirt has been graded perfectly- with a straight edge as if it was concrete- the fall is shot in as it is graded, and the result is the perfect slope you see that carries approx. 3/4" of fall per 10'. This accuracy was needed as the water had to be carried the long way to the drain, without an excessive amount of slope, which would render the grass impossible to use. Our result is typical of ALL the work we do!

 Here is the result after grass is added:

 Very nice!

The side of the building: re-graded (perfectly with a straight-edge as if it was a concrete slab) so the water would not sit against the building- Kain applied waterproofing to the concrete and block sub grade to ensure against water intrusion also-

 With this final result!
Kain installed some very nice grass here by the way-  greener than my house!

The front of the building was modified as well. The concrete sidewalks were removed, and the dirt re-graded to bring the sidewalks down to the level of the parking lot, as well as to make them ADA compliant- 

Plastic was put down to safeguard against damage to the parking lot- especially when we are pouring-
And here is the final result without landscaping!

Handicap Ramp

 Kain Contracting begins to install landscaping:

No concrete on walls/stucco!!!
And with landscaping-


SO - installation of drain- removal of approx. 6 truckloads of dirt and 4 dumpsters of concrete- form and pour concrete in front of an operating building with women and children entering and exiting- clean, neat and on time (set to remove and replace on a holiday weekend to reduce conflict)=

Another success for Velocity Construction!