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(WAFB Baton Rouge)   When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp   (wafb.com) divider line 113
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2012-06-15 02:16:20 PM  
Engineers and architects still investigation.

www.quakr.co.uk
 
2012-06-15 02:16:28 PM  
You ate sand?
 
2012-06-15 02:20:10 PM  

snarky kong: bucket_pup: In Washington state, you have to put the equivalent weight of the building (in dirt) on top of the area you plan to build. You then let this sit for one year, scrape, and then start building. I could not for the life of me figure out why so many opened areas had these perfect 1, 2, 5, etc... feet of dirt piled on them until someone told me.


//Very smart idea

I have a hard time believing that because it's such a stupid idea. They're throwing away a year of time for every single building and a century of engineering because... why?


you could excavate an equivalent amount of soil and put the foundation at the bottom.
 
2012-06-15 02:21:19 PM  
Oh hey, that sucks about the building...

anyhow,

gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"

That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.



Mine is from Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law. The episode with the Jetsons where Potamus gets the winning lotto numbers, there's a cut scene to the future where people worship Potamus. The sound is from the cult leader yelling "I got that THING he sent me!".

/have to make damn sure it is off at work.
 
2012-06-15 02:21:33 PM  

FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"

That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.


Omg, you too? I'm so glad I'm not the only one. *internet fist bump*
 
2012-06-15 02:24:46 PM  
Engineers and architects are investigating, but no clear answer as to what went wrong.
 
2012-06-15 02:25:29 PM  
Ohh, if only there was a way to keep the building form sinking...

//Vibrating Pile Driver
 
2012-06-15 02:27:59 PM  

axeeugene: Can I just come in here to say

Ha HAAAAA!

/Hey...
//You got my note!


Uh, well...I got a note...
 
2012-06-15 02:31:52 PM  
This could have been dealt with easily if they had only used the appropriate expansion joints.
 
2012-06-15 02:36:51 PM  

slapmastered: FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"

That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.

Omg, you too? I'm so glad I'm not the only one. *internet fist bump*


Seriously where do I get that tone?
 
2012-06-15 02:39:55 PM  
What a castle that DIDN'T sink into the swamp might look like.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-06-15 02:44:01 PM  
And this is why you listen to city planners and their fancy-dancy geological surveys.
 
2012-06-15 02:44:20 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: These folks appear to have been working on the problem: http://floodproofhousing.com/


What a horrendously complex system that will surely fail in a hurricane (wave action + winds + collisions with debris; fark their simulation testing, real life is quite different). Man if the house broke free or capsized it'd be worse than just getting flooded.
 
2012-06-15 02:45:14 PM  

charttn: Ohh, if only there was a way to keep the building form sinking...

//Vibrating Pile Driver


Ummm, is that SFW?
 
2012-06-15 02:46:02 PM  
So all the ignorants who were flooding FARK with how great this islamist take over was are now in this thread manning up to how foolishly naive they are, right?


// no, I don't honestly expect them to be the slightest bit honorable or honest.
 
2012-06-15 02:46:15 PM  
To be honest it looks a sight better than most houses down there.
 
2012-06-15 02:47:01 PM  

dotvincent: PainfulItching: Dinjiin: I'm curious if they used a floating foundation, a pile foundation or tried to excavate down to bedrock and then backfill. If the answer was none of the above, was the fault with the geo-technical engineering report or with the architectural firm?

There is no bedrock. Okay maybe there is, but it's a hundred feet down in places. Most of south Louisiana, where I'm from, BTW, is built up silt from the Mississippi and other waterways. In fact if the Mississippi river was allowed to follow it's natural course (without levees), it would probably end up exiting the state right about where Morgan City is.

New Orleans as a port is the reason they built the levees to begin with. That and it would naturally flood the whole area every couple years. Without the silt buildup that the river would naturally provide, the whole area is sinking. It's a constant battle down here. some estimates are that we lose the area of a square mile every day down there. If an invading army was taking that much land, we'd be in a total war against it.

The whole of Louisiana sinking into the Gulf of Mexico?

I'm okay with that.


Not the whole thing, just pretty much everything below I-10. See the combined flood areas from Katrina and Rita.
 
2012-06-15 02:48:15 PM  

theknuckler_33: What a castle that DIDN'T sink into the swamp might look like.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 640x425]


Maybe it didn't sink, but it's damn sure in a swamp.
 
2012-06-15 02:50:06 PM  
Go buy a shirt. Thanks.

For you sir.
 
2012-06-15 02:50:32 PM  

NightOwl2255: theknuckler_33: What a castle that DIDN'T sink into the swamp might look like.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 640x425]

Maybe it didn't sink, but it's damn sure in a swamp.


Paper mache floats.
 
2012-06-15 02:57:29 PM  

PainfulItching: dotvincent: PainfulItching: Dinjiin: I'm curious if they used a floating foundation, a pile foundation or tried to excavate down to bedrock and then backfill. If the answer was none of the above, was the fault with the geo-technical engineering report or with the architectural firm?

There is no bedrock. Okay maybe there is, but it's a hundred feet down in places. Most of south Louisiana, where I'm from, BTW, is built up silt from the Mississippi and other waterways. In fact if the Mississippi river was allowed to follow it's natural course (without levees), it would probably end up exiting the state right about where Morgan City is.

New Orleans as a port is the reason they built the levees to begin with. That and it would naturally flood the whole area every couple years. Without the silt buildup that the river would naturally provide, the whole area is sinking. It's a constant battle down here. some estimates are that we lose the area of a square mile every day down there. If an invading army was taking that much land, we'd be in a total war against it.

The whole of Louisiana sinking into the Gulf of Mexico?

I'm okay with that.

Not the whole thing, just pretty much everything below I-10. See the combined flood areas from Katrina and Rita.


Well, gotta start somewhere.
 
2012-06-15 03:04:59 PM  

OnlyM3: So all the ignorants who were flooding FARK with how great this islamist take over was are now in this thread manning up to how foolishly naive they are, right?


// no, I don't honestly expect them to be the slightest bit honorable or honest.


Are you being dumb in the right thread?
 
2012-06-15 03:06:33 PM  
Did it glisten in the sun?
 
2012-06-15 03:06:58 PM  
Won't sink and way more fun than a pile of rocks. Problem solved.
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-15 03:16:08 PM  

Crewmannumber6: FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"

That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.

How do I get one of those?

So when I do get a message I can do it in my own..........my own..........


gilbyguy: FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"

That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.

Link to where you found it?


The Ultimate Python Soundboard, free on the Android market. Mostly because The Holy Grail soundboard didn't have it.
 
2012-06-15 03:28:54 PM  

fruitloop: beta_plus: Yeah, an excuse for a "huge tracts of land" thread!

/at work, can't post

Link


*softie*
 
2012-06-15 03:31:10 PM  

s1ugg0: chuckufarlie: they should get lots of visitors to see the building sinking in the swamp and to see the stupid people who thought that this was a good idea.

Yea but without some hydraulics you can only sell tickets to that show once. It also helps if people care about the structure that's sinking.


it is not sinking that fast, they can sell tickets for some time.
 
2012-06-15 03:33:39 PM  

KatjaMouse: Dinjiin: I'm curious if they used a floating foundation, a pile foundation or tried to excavate down to bedrock and then backfill. If the answer was none of the above, was the fault with the geo-technical engineering report or with the architectural firm?

Think they went with the lowest bid contractors?


Union guys, probably.
 
2012-06-15 03:50:53 PM  
Obvious solution: Build three more.
 
2012-06-15 03:54:27 PM  

NightOwl2255: theknuckler_33: What a castle that DIDN'T sink into the swamp might look like.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 640x425]

Maybe it didn't sink, but it's damn sure in a swamp.


It's only a model.
 
2012-06-15 03:58:42 PM  
You'd think people in Louisiana would know better. Don't they have structural engineers and shiat like that in Louisiana?
 
2012-06-15 04:11:09 PM  

squidgod2000: Obvious solution: Build three more.


Came here to say this, leaving satisfied that somebody did.
 
2012-06-15 04:20:16 PM  
Was looking at Morgan City on Google Maps and saw that there is a lock in the river on the south side of town. Funny thing is, it looks like you can get to the same place south of there either way you leave the lock. So, what is the purpose?
 
2012-06-15 04:20:55 PM  

colon_pow:
snarky kong: bucket_pup: In Washington state, you have to put the equivalent weight of the building (in dirt) on top of the area you plan to build. You then let this sit for one year, scrape, and then start building. I could not for the life of me figure out why so many opened areas had these perfect 1, 2, 5, etc... feet of dirt piled on them until someone told me.


//Very smart idea

I have a hard time believing that because it's such a stupid idea. They're throwing away a year of time for every single building and a century of engineering because... why?

you could excavate an equivalent amount of soil and put the foundation at the bottom.


Um, foundation engineering doesn't always work like that. It depends largely on what's at the bottom of that excavation.

Also, the "pile of dirt for a year" approach would only work under certain soil conditions.

/ Been around soil and foundation engineering all my life...dad was a pioneer in the field in the southwest USA.

// No, not the wagon train kind of pioneer.
 
2012-06-15 04:26:45 PM  
FTH - "Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp"


My god, if this isn't just the most perfect metaphor ever for conservatives, supply side economics, and America.
 
2012-06-15 04:28:21 PM  

H31N0US: NightOwl2255: theknuckler_33: What a castle that DIDN'T sink into the swamp might look like.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 640x425]

Maybe it didn't sink, but it's damn sure in a swamp.

Paper mache floats.


Witches are also alleged to float. Therefore by the transitive property...
 
2012-06-15 04:40:44 PM  

WaveOBabies: H31N0US: NightOwl2255: theknuckler_33: What a castle that DIDN'T sink into the swamp might look like.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 640x425]

Maybe it didn't sink, but it's damn sure in a swamp.

Paper mache floats.

Witches are also alleged to float. Therefore by the transitive property...


Couldn't they just use much smaller rocks??
 
2012-06-15 04:48:11 PM  

JackieRabbit: Aegis is in trouble, especially if they took the soil samples.


Oh, they were in trouble before this:
"...the district hopes to recoup the money through a lawsuit it filed in October against Aegis Construction, Darby Architects, APEC, Mayeux's Air Conditioning and Heating, Document Management Consultants and John M. Ehlers, all of whom school officials say were involved in the design and installation of the HVAC system."
 
2012-06-15 04:52:19 PM  
theknuckler_33: charttn: Ohh, if only there was a way to keep the building form sinking...

//Vibrating Pile Driver

Ummm, is that SFW?


Thats what she said
 
2012-06-15 04:58:14 PM  

Hiesatai: Good to see news from my home state. . . Even if it does further the stereotype that Louisiana is a giant swamp


A giant swamp filled with incompetant builders and engineers, indeed.
 
2012-06-15 05:57:10 PM  

Abzzstain: Well they need to form a partnership with a more prosperous community -- one that has huge tracts of land.


Came for the huge tracts of land reference, leaving satisfied
 
2012-06-15 06:15:52 PM  
This thread is worthless without pics of huge tracts of land
 
2012-06-15 06:19:30 PM  
About that Leaning Tower of Pisa thing -- why don't they just dismantle it, redo the foundation, and reassemble it?
 
2012-06-15 06:53:10 PM  
Can someone give me a push, please?
 
2012-06-15 06:58:27 PM  

twfeline: About that Leaning Tower of Pisa thing -- why don't they just dismantle it, redo the foundation, and reassemble it?


They really should. The novelty has worn off by now.

"Oooooo, we get it... it's a crooked building. Whoopty-doo."


I'm sure that was some big thing in the year fifteen-hundred and who gives a fark... but it's 2012. Just fix it already.
 
2012-06-15 07:06:09 PM  

bucket_pup: In Washington state, you have to put the equivalent weight of the building (in dirt) on top of the area you plan to build. You then let this sit for one year, scrape, and then start building. I could not for the life of me figure out why so many opened areas had these perfect 1, 2, 5, etc... feet of dirt piled on them until someone told me.


//Very smart idea


Houses are built on mounds in order to not be invaded by the farking salmon every time it rains. Ever have to use a push broom to get those %$#% things out of the house? And the smell....
 
2012-06-15 07:17:54 PM  
My sister lives in Lafayette, I love it down there. Especially during Festivale Internationale
 
2012-06-15 07:31:46 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: You'd think people in Louisiana would know better. Don't they have structural engineers and shiat like that in Louisiana?


You would think, but sadly no.
At least not good ones...
img839.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-15 07:38:28 PM  
NObody has a picture of that castle house literally sinking into the swamp off i-10 outside New Orleans?
 
2012-06-15 07:42:29 PM  

FriarReb98: Crewmannumber6: FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"

That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.

How do I get one of those?

So when I do get a message I can do it in my own..........my own..........

gilbyguy: FriarReb98: gopher321: *twang* "Message for you sir!"

That would in fact be my cell phone text notification sound.

Link to where you found it?

The Ultimate Python Soundboard, free on the Android market. Mostly because The Holy Grail soundboard didn't have it.


Same on my last two phones. It was also my e-mail sound on my previous work computer, leaving it just on my phone, I think.

Have to check out the Ultimate Python Soundboard now.
 
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