• slab jacking

    From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to JIM WELLER on Saturday, February 05, 2022 06:20:00
    JIM WELLER wrote to DAVE DRUM <=-

    shrinking permafrost ...
    As they slowly melt the mud jackers fill the void.

    I assume they are using some form of plastic - which may cause
    other problems down the road.

    Yeah, in the old days they used a mud-like mixture of soil, lime-
    stone and cement, and forced it through holes in the slab using
    enough hydraulic pressure to raise and level the slab. Hence the
    name mudjacking.

    Today they use quickly expanding rigid foam. They shoot two
    chemicals through the slab which quickly react with each other to
    make a quick drying, very rigid foam that fills air holes, displaces
    water and is strong enough to lift the slab (and the building on top
    of the slab). They can even run it in narrow strips to lift a
    foundation wall. It is more properly called slab jacking or foam
    jacking. The foam is called polyurethane and it's a polymer. The
    two starter chemicals are monomers called isocyanate and polyol.
    Every jacking contractor has its own proprietory secret formula.

    PU is pretty inert and remains buried so it isn't a future hazard.

    Polyurethane is a plastic that I'm somewhat familiar with.

    Buildings sitting on really bad soil structures may need repeat
    treatments every decade of so.

    Loblaws also owns Shoppers Drug Mart now

    They sure sound like the 800# gorilla, though.

    They are. Our anti-combines people barely allowed the merger and
    imposed all sorts of conditions.

    Sorta like Farcebook (now Meta)

    by comparison shopping I've learned that Amazon is not always
    the lowest price.

    That's been my observation too. Roslind uses it for speciality
    textbooks not otherwise available.

    we also have a (non-practising) Mennonite BIL

    in this area / Most are Lutherans ... but not all. There are Roman Catholics, etc.

    Ours are either Amish-like Mennonites or randy, whisky swilling
    heathens. No middle ground.

    Mennonite - Amish with a car. Bv)=

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    Title: Amish Pork Chops
    Categories: Five, Pork, Vegetables, Soups
    Yield: 6 Servings

    6 (8-10 oz) center cut pork
    - chops; bones optional
    1 c Ketchup
    1/2 c Chopped onion
    10 3/4 oz Can cream of mushroom soup
    1 tb Worcestershire sauce

    Place uncooked pork chops in baking dish. Combine soup,
    ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and chopped onions. Mix
    all together and pour over chops.

    Bake, covered, for 1 1/4 hours. Remove, cover, and bake
    1/2 hour longer or until tender.

    RECIPE FROM: http://www.cooks.com

    Uncle Dirty Dave's Kitchen


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    Title: Old Recipe Rhubarb Jam
    Categories: Five, Jam/jelly, Fruits, Nuts, Citrus
    Yield: 12 Pints

    15 c Rhubarb; cut up
    14 c Sugar
    8 Oranges
    1 c Walnuts

    Put oranges through food chopper. Put sugar and
    oranges over rhubarb and let soak overnight. Next
    morning cook slowly for 1 1/2 hours. Add walnuts and
    put in hot jars.

    This makes 5 to 6 quarts (5 to 6 liters).

    This recipe is about 50 years old.

    Source: The Recipe Book Committee of the Mennonite
    Traditional Cooks publication of "GRANDMA'S COOKING"

    From: http://www.recipesource.com

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