Questions regarding Monument Boxes

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Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby sako » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:04 pm

1- Does anybody know where to purchase the monument box in Bay Area?
2- Do you know anybody who is specialized in setting monument boxes? (drilling the hole, following the detail drawing, etc.)
3- Has anybody bought this item from Berntsen? "Wrench for the heavy duty monument box"
It's a wrench, I'm not sure if it helps opening a jammed monument box.
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby wingding » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:30 pm

Chrisp Co
Road construction company in Fremont, California
Address: 43650 Osgood Rd, Fremont, CA 94539
Phone: (510) 656-2840

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby Jim Frame » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:02 pm

I worked with Chrisp on one project that called for them to install a 1-meter Feno rod with cap, a concrete surround, and an NGS-style cover in all locations except one. That one was in pavement, and it called for installing a standard city monument (1" capped iron pipe in concrete) with a traditional water-valve style well. Generally they did a good job, except for the one in pavement. When I arrived to punch the cap, I opened the well and found a Feno rod and cap instead of a capped iron pipe in concrete. I thought that was odd, but figured it might be okay as long as it was solid, so I grabbed the cap and tugged. To my surprise the whole rod came up out of the ground -- they had either forgotten or weren't able to deploy the spikes. I told them they needed to redo that one, and when I came back a few days later I found the pipe in concrete that had been specified.
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby Steve Martin » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:58 pm

Corky at United Striping 101 out of Penngrove CA always did a good job on monument installs

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby sako » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:52 pm

Wingding,
do you have any contact info at Chrisp for installing the monument box? The contractor went there, they just gave him info about the box.

Steve Martin,

I don't think he would travel to Fremont.

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby wingding » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:01 pm

10+ years ago it was $800per box so ........

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby PLS7393 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:22 pm

Crisp is the only company that I know who installs monuments.
It's been a few years, but they are expensive and have various prices depending on the number of monuments to set.
I want to say twice as expensive as Wingding said.
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby mpallamary » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:44 am

Rhetorical I suppose, but that is a lot of money to install a box that, depending where you are, might get torn out by the reigning city or municipality as is done in San Diego. Just set a pipe.

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby PLS7393 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:10 am

mpallamary wrote:Rhetorical I suppose, but that is a lot of money to install a box . . . . Just set a pipe.


The installation includes setting a disc and concrete from your set straddlers. The monument and monument well is what we set per City Requirements and is more stable than just a pipe. Old pipes in San Jose are common to be found 1' +/- below grade, so now how do you set a pipe at a depth like that without digging a hole big enough to swing a hammer to drive it down? (Just asking for a friend, lol)
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby mpallamary » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:28 am

I hear you but it seems there is a limited number of companies that set well monuments.

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby PLS7393 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:42 am

mpallamary wrote:I hear you but it seems there is a limited number of companies that set well monuments.


This is true, especially up here in the Bay Area.
A couple of us had discussed a few years ago how to set up a company to compete with Crisp.
While employed at San Mateo County, I actually had to set a few monument wells around existing pipes to perpetuate.
See attached RS where I spoke with Alameda County and they had an extra box in the yard and gave it to me to set around a found 2" IP and noted it on the map.

If you know me, I am one to think outside of the box, heheheee!
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby mpallamary » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:36 pm

Indeed!

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby Peter Ehlert » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:57 pm

Fencing companies are equipped for the heaviest tasks. You might need to supply the boxes. Do provide a good quantity diagram showing how the box and lid are separated from the actual monument.
Local agencies usually have the required diagrams.
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby Warren Smith » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:31 pm

The subcontractors for installing/raising water valve boxes can also do the job from swing ties.
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby Jim Frame » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:36 pm

Fencing companies are equipped for the heaviest tasks.


I'd be very leery of trusting a fencing company with setting monuments. A long time ago I hired one to set a bunch of disks in concrete for a rail project, and despite very clear instructions from me they did a dismal job. We lived with the results, but I learned my lesson. Furthermore, fencing companies aren't used to working in traffic (the demand for fences in street centerlines has never been high), which raises lots of potential for disaster and/or sanction from the controlling public agency.
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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby Dave Lindell » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:36 pm

There is a company that does monuments for the city of Glendale, California. You might give the city a call.

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Re: Questions regarding Monument Boxes

Postby Steve Martin » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:08 pm

sako wrote:Wingding,
do you have any contact info at Chrisp for installing the monument box? The contractor went there, they just gave him info about the box.

Steve Martin,

I don't think he would travel to Fremont.


I used to use United Striping 101 all over the East Bay and their pricing was generally more competitive than Chrisp Co.

Steve


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