published Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Extreme Makeover crew running behind


by Andy Johns
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    Construction crews lay the foundation Tuesday at Michael and Cindy Sharrock's residence in Rossville, GA., during the third day of filming Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The house is being customized for the Sharrock's nine-year-old son, Patrick, who has brittle bone disease. Staff photo by Dan Henry.

1:54 p.m.

Crew members at the Extreme Makeover build have all of the exterior walls for the foundation set.

This is the spot where they hoped to be earlier this morning when the 8 a.m. shift began.

10:07 a.m.

Lead builder Craig Smith said the crew overnight ran into "soil issues" and had to call an engineer and extra loads of gravel in at 1 a.m.

Some of the delays were due to a septic system which crews were unaware of. He remained confident that the delay would not effect the teams ability to finish the build on time.

He said, in two days, the Makeover build is already where a normal build would be after three weeks of work.

Smith said the foundation would be completed and the framing crew would hopefully start work this afternoon.

9:42 a.m.

Overnight workers with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew ran into a snag when they unearthed an old septic system underneath the build site in Rossville.

The crew had hoped to have the foundation in place in the early morning hours but were still working to get the pre-fabricated foundation walls in place with a giant crane around 9:45 a.m.

A briefing from builders is scheduled for 10:00a.m. and more details will be available after the briefing.

about Andy Johns...

Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009. Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee ...

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reynolds6842 said...

YEAH PEOPLE,YEARS AGO BEFORE CITIES STARTING RAPING PEOPLE ON THE SEWER SYSTEM,WE HAD SEPTIC TANKS UNDER GROUND.ARE YOU SAYING YOU HAVE NEVER ENCOUNTERED THAT BEFORE? IT'S A SHAME YOU EXPERTS MISSED THAT.

February 15, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.
atbmay said...

Dear reynolds6842, please lay off the "experts" and just let things go. This is a chance for something good to happen to someone deserving. Be nice.

February 15, 2011 at 2:31 p.m.
miller123 said...

Use the www.MillerPlante.net Septic-Helper 2000. It has the natural bacteria and enzymes that liquefy the waste in the tank AND out in the drain field. No matter where you live; UN Agenda 21, the Clean Water Act via Presidential Directive and New 2011 EPA mandates say that even a wet spot in your drain field or elevated Nitrate levels could require replacement of your entire system or move out of your home.

February 15, 2011 at 4:21 p.m.
jamesl said...

Sometimes people can overlook and even engineers make mistakes. Best way is to find a solution and to get on with the project.

James @ http://www.wastewatersystem.net/

May 20, 2012 at 1:35 a.m.
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