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Old 06-10-2013, 10:34 PM
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Just curious what y'all think of this. One of the masons I know will (on newly built homes) dig down to undisturbed soil and build up walls/piers to just below grade, pour a slab across them, and build off that slab. It sounds reasonable. Am I missing something?
One of my competitors does this on a regular basis. Works very well, there is literally no settling with this method.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:56 PM
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Well sure it's very reasonable.

In Northern VA - people can afford to pay a contractor to go this route. There is MONEY in northern VA. Come further north into western MD and by the time the contractor factors in going this route - the client probably can't afford it.
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DUDE. I'm dying over here. Know what we say in VA? "man, I wish we could command those ridiculous prices those Maryland guys are getting!"

Clearly we have a perception/reality gap.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:50 AM
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DUDE. I'm dying over here. Know what we say in VA? "man, I wish we could command those ridiculous prices those Maryland guys are getting!"

Clearly we have a perception/reality gap.
Fairfax county. loudon County. Infested with govt contract workers. As well as fed govt employees. Higher incomes.
Steady incomes. Solid retirements. Nest eggs.
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