New Building Updates

The frame goes up

January 20, 2020

The steel frame of our new shelter building is going up! The first beam went up early last week, and things have moved quickly from there. Once the full frame is in place, the roof will be installed, then the exterior walls. We’re hoping to hit that mark by the end of this week.  …

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Steel has arrived!

January 10, 2020

The steel for our new shelter building has been delivered to the site!   After a long wait, the full steel shipment finally arrived today — now things will start moving fast! Our contractor tells us that they’ll begin setting the steel frame, roof, and walls next week, and it should take roughly 10-14 days…

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Future Welcome Center taking shape

January 6, 2020

The existing house on the Waterman Street lot is going to serve as our new Welcome Center once construction of the new shelter is complete, and we’ve been working to bring it up to speed for its new purpose!   At the front of the building, we’ve removed the old brick steps and planters and…

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Installing the curb and prepping for asphalt

December 9, 2019

This week the crew erected the curb forms and poured the concrete. They then spread and compacted crushed rock to serve as the sub base for our new asphalt driveway and parking lot. The final top surface will be poured toward the end of the project.   Normally these steps would occur later in the…

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Retaining walls are up

November 26, 2019

We’ve experienced a whole lot of rain over the past few weeks, but we’ve managed to get the needed retaining walls built despite the weather. Due to the slope of the site, there are grading and elevation issues that have necessitated the installation of these walls.   The first wall runs along the length of…

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Pouring the slab!

October 25, 2019

After much anticipation, the concrete slab has finally been poured! This is a big milestone for us — the slab is the solid foundation for our new shelter, and we are thrilled to see its tangible form brought into reality. What you see in the pictures is the footprint of the building itself; walkways, sidewalks,…

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New water supply line installed

October 21, 2019

Marietta Water came out last week to install the new water supply. After they completed their work, our crew dug the trench to run the new line to the building footprint.   Rain over the weekend delayed our plans to pour the concrete slab today, and rain forecast for tomorrow has pushed it back to…

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Plumbing roughed in

October 18, 2019

Plumbing has been roughed in ahead of the slab being poured. Working from the engineering drawings for the water & gas and drainage plans, the crew dug the trenches then laid the pipe and installed stub-outs.   The pad has been prepared, going from bare earth to gravel to plastic, topped by wire mesh. The…

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Water quality device installed

October 12, 2019

This week the crew completed installation of the CrystalStream Water Quality Vault, bringing us to near completion of the stormwater management facility!   Stormwater management is a complex and costly necessity in modern construction. Our new parking lot will have surface drains that route stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces to an underground pipe, which will…

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Pouring concrete for the pond

September 27, 2019

This week the crew poured the concrete for the detention pond walls, and today the forms came off!   These forms were erected to the pond’s engineered specifications, encompassing the rebar that went in as a first step. The crew then poured concrete into the forms and allowed it to cure. Today the forms were…

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We are located at:
148 S. Fairground St. SE
Marietta, GA 30060

We are open Monday – Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm, by appointment only.

Please call 770-428-LOST (5678) to set up an appointment.


Phone: 770-428-LOST (5678)
Fax: 770-423-9386

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