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Loucks Concrete Specialists, La Porte, Indiana

While not the largest job of the year, a residential job at the exclusive Aberdeen Subdivision in Valparaiso, Indiana, was definitely one of the most challenging of the year for Loucks Concrete Specialists of La Porte, IN.

This 4,500 square foot home is carved into the side of a hill, the walls varying from three feet up to 12 feet in height in order to accommodate the landscape.

Loucks dealt with an elevation difference of 22 feet from the top of the garage wall to the top of the house wall, with a total of 13 footing steps.

The foundation had 44-plus 90-degree corners, 16 angle corners, and 19 wall steps. Some corners were as high as 12 feet.

With the tall walls,”we had interior floor ledge as deep as seven feet for floor trusses,” said Roger Pettet, Production Manager of Loucks. Pettet took the photos of this project himself, noting that he had to “put four photos together” to get the full effect of the foundation in his photots. This certainly qualifies as a “basement from hell.”

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