Back in the late 1970's and the early 1980's, I was the owner/operator of WATERTIGHT FOUNDATIONS. We were a small company of 18- workers and worked on very high-end houses and small commercial work. Basically all of the houses were MANSIONS - 20,000 square feet and more. Builders of houses such as those do not want houses with foundation problems!
I remember a very large house that we worked-on where the contractor was having us build several retaining walls. The homeowner and the architect had come-up with a plan to use engineered wood for the floor system - to enable long spans above the huge basement. The contractor was (and still is) a very good friend of mine and he had a delivery truck come-in to deliver plywood to deck the floor system atop of the engineered wood trusses. When the truck arrived, he asked if several of my guys would pitch-in and help to carefully unload the plywood. I didn't think that was at all unusual, so I sent several of them over to help. The plywood was in pieces that measured 32 feet long x 12 feet wide. It was 1.5" thick! Prior to that or since that project, I have never seen such a thing in my life! The contractor had a brochure with him showing how the plywood was made and it's made MUCH LARGER than that - but gets ripped and crosscut to the smaller sizes!
And yes - it was extremely heavy!
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
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Last edited by OPG3; 03-24-2018 at 11:34 AM.