The bathhouse, which sat on a concrete pedestal over the shallow end of the pool had a kitchen, with a sink with a disposal, a gas range, and a dishwasher. The bathhouse also had a guys and a ladies changing rooms complete with a commodes, showers, and changing areas.
Every aspect of the backyard was well thought out, well designed, and well engineered. It was clearly evident that no stone was left unturned, and clearly evident that the original owner didn’t spare a dime.
It was so well engineered that during the demolition process we encountered difficulty with the concrete pedestal that the bath house sat on. The pedestal was found to be over-engineered, stronger than a highway bridge. We encountered two layers of re-bar, the rebar was close to 1-inch diameter, and spaced every two inches. And because the pedestal was circular, the rebar overlapped in the center. This made for hammering through the concrete to be the equivalent to hammering 1-inch thick steel plates. Using a bigger machine would not have made much of a difference with all that rebar. And, it’s believed that they used 5,000 psi concrete mix, as opposed to the typical 3,500 psi.
The property owners are thrilled that now they can look out their windows and breath a sense of relief, and I know their young children are excited to finally have a backyard they can freely play in!
We perform swimming pool demolition and removal in all of Maryland, as well as Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun counties in Virginia.