Purpose for Work: This existing lakefront house was purchased and completely renovated, to include the installation of a full basement and expansion of the existing footprint. However, the new property owner valued the existing masonry work of the old foundation. Therefore, John R. Rogalo Construction was hired to split the rock out from inside the foundation. The project required vertical cuts down from the old footing without disturbing the foundation walls.
Purpose for Work: The installation of a new apartment building required the installation of footing trenches, an elevator shaft, and a stairwell shaft into extremely hard granite. Unfortunately, the bulk of the rock had already been drilled with oversize holes at nearly unusable angles. Through creativity and re-drilling certain areas, the rock was able to be taken apart and the project continued.
Purpose for Work: A large warehouse development project required the removal of this massive boulder. Originally expected to be ledge rock, we were all surprised to see that it had a bottom. Prior to hiring John R. Rogalo Construction, the sitework company had tried breaking the rock with a large hydraulic hammer, which barely even scratched it. The rock was broken and completely removed over the course of 2 days.
Purpose for Work: A miscalculation in designing a new commercial building nearly eliminated the possibility for drive through access. Prior to construction of the building, a large retaining wall was installed. This retaining wall was secured to a footing that was directly secured to ledge rock. After the building was installed, the developer realized that the ledge rock was several feet too high in the drive through area after an elevation change was made to the building. John R. Rogalo Construction excavated the rock with the highest levels of precision and speed without effecting the wall or its footing at all.
Purpose for Work: A speculation house was to be built on this rock outcrop. Since the property was solid rock, the raw land value was low. But this rock was extremely hard and hydraulic hammers were unable to break the granite. However, with John R. Rogalo Construction’s rock excavation services, the house was able to be installed with a road-level drive in garage and partial basement, and an acceptable septic tank and field.
Purpose for Work: A new house on a variance lot required a driveway to be cut directly through solid ledge rock. The local ordinances forbid large hydraulic hammers on the site, especially since variances were required. John R. Rogalo Construction quickly carved the rock out, and, after the builder saw how quickly and cheaply the rock could be removed, additional rock was removed to make the driveway more usable.