Chicago Water Department Shoring Update
Patrick McDonough arrived on a very deep and dangerous excavation in need of shoring (July 12, 2006). The Project is for Sergio & Banks. You know Alderman Banks nephew. The site was at 21 East and 19 East 26th Street right by the El tracks.
Upon arrival to make water main taps, The Plumbing Contractor had no shoring in the ditch. I alerted Paul Montes, who alerted Mr. LoVerde, the Central District Superintendent, and the contractor was ordered to install shoring. In only twenty minutes the ditch was shored and Mr. Angel Gonzalez, a highly respected District Foreman showed up to make sure everything was safe and sound. These were dangerous and difficult taps and the job was performed to perfection by Patrick McDonough, Chicago's greatest Plumber and John Hickey, Chicago's greatest laborer. The ditch was eight foot deep, but due to the shoring, and the skilled Chicago Employees, the job went complete in a safe and professional manner. That's how it done right!!! Also thanks to Chicago Reporters, safety is job one. Thanks Photo by Patrick McDonough.