More basket wall work and paint is the norm at Gastonia.

Basket wall crew at work

Crews have been working 7 days a week to get the basket walls up and over the arches. This is the first basket layer over the top. There is +/-8’ more fill and baskets yet to place.

 

Flooring beneath the arches

Crews are flooring in the arches so that the new stream alignment can begin. The grading crews will establish a rough elevation for the stream crew to work from. The stream crew will define the channel and splash pools for the new location of the stream.

 

Site of off-site stream mitigation before clearing

Stream Mitigation Site after Clearing

The off-site stream mitigation clearing was started and the new location staked. You can see the existing stream to the left. The new stream location will meander along beside the existing channel.

 

Electric Crews starting on line & pole work

Electric crews have been working between storms to get the pole switched over so that the road widening can start soon.

Primer and Paint sprayed on sales floor

The painters have begun their work inside on the sales floor with primer and are following with wall paint. The ceiling grid was started this past week as well.

Sanding of drywall installed last week

Sanding of the walls is almost complete in the guest services area. Painting is expected to start this week with the ceiling grid starting shortly afterwards.

Drywall sanded & primed ready for paint.

In another part of the building, the offices are also near completion and are will be ready for paint by the end of the month.

 

Preparation for signs going up

Storefront crew working on one of the entrances to building

The exterior of the building is also taking shape. The sidewalks are almost complete, exterior cosmetic work is ongoing, as signs are ready to be hung.

 

 

Paint & Paving at Gastonia

 

Loader spreading stone before paving

North driveway getting the binder asphalt placed.

Stone crews did the final grading and compacting for the north driveway. The drive is tested and once it passes, the asphalt binder is placed.

Service drive after paving

A view of the north driveway from the loading dock

Crews placed the asphalt binder along the north service roads towards the loading dock. In addition, paving was done along the areas near the main entrances.

Concrete crews working on sidewalks

After the weather event last week, concrete crews were able to make pours for the front sidewalk areas. Despite the weather being stubborn, the crews have made great progress.

Loading Docks Shown here

The back area of the building is nearing completion as well. All areas have been primed and painted. In addition, the concrete crews have finished the back side walk pours.

Arches and basket wall shown

Crews are up to the top of the arches with the basket walls.  They have 8 more feet to the top of the wall.

Wiring for ceiling grid shown.

The interior work is progressing as well. Ceiling grid wires have been started and we plan to continue with ceiling grid installation on 5/18/11.

Drywall on sales floor shown taped and bedded.

Walls shown after mudding and tape process

The interior walls were taped and mudded after metal studs were completed last week. Here the walls are shown after this process; ready for final sanding and primer.