Thursday, April 24, 2008

Today was concrete day.

We dodged a bullet with the weather and were able to pour footings before it started raining. We had to pump out a few times because of a high water table and some of the soil is sandy and silty so water moves through it fairly easily.

The formers were fast and amazingly deft with big chunks of rebar. It's really a treat to watch tradesmen working like a well-oiled machine. No wasted energy, minimal communication -- stuff just gets done.

We'll hopefully get to get the forms set for the retaining wall and sonatubes tomorrow, then we wait. We'll pour those Monday if the weather holds, wait three days and backfill. Then we wait a few more days and put up the steel beam, and start to tie into the building.

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