CarbonCast Residential Foundation Panels Availability in Los Angeles

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I have a crawl space foundation requirement coming up (single home), and would like to use your CarbonCast residential foundation panels. I do not know which of your altus members manufacturers such a panel for the Southern California market. If the foundation panel is available, please provide a list of contractors familiar with the installation.

In the City of Los Angeles, the building officials have a “research report” approval of products, so there may be local compliance issues. Any advice you can give would be appreciated.

Construction and Demolition (C & D) debris Credit

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To: councilman.cardenas@lacity.org

COUNCILMEMBER TONY CARDENAS
200 N SPRING ST STE 455
LOS ANGELES CA 90012-2597

Dear Councilmember Cardenas,

The City always needs more revenue sources. Construction and demolition (C & D) debris account for a large bulk of landfill use, but proven landfill diversion technologies can prevent 75% or more of the C & D debris from entering the waste stream.

Please start a city program that encourages C & D debris diversion and recycling in the residential areas. Currently only private haulers participate in such activities, but I feel it is in Los Angeles City’s best interest to guarantee compliance with AB 939 (California Solid Waste Management Act of 1989) and offer this removal service to its citizens. Too often private companies and haulers drop off C & D debris at the landfill, without going to the recycling centers.

Presently, neighboring cities require proof of C & D diversion compliance with cash deposits collected in advance, and only through written documentation from a certified hauler after a project concludes can the fee be refunded, proving that at least 50% to 60% of C & D debris has not entered the waste stream, but gets diverted to other uses.

I would prefer to pay the hundreds of dollars to the City, instead of a private company that has no accountability.