Basement Slab Pour is Here!

Pumper truck is ready.

The pumper truck is here, the tools are all in place. Let’s pour this thing! Big rains in the spring delayed our start by a month. We have been itching to get started and finally after this concrete part is done we can truly begin our portion of the work. The guys have got more rebar in place to put into the holes for the master bedroom piers.

Tools in place.

Tools in place.

The man with the grey shirt in the middle with a belt on was the pumper truck driver. He had a wireless remote control for steering the boom and concrete flow controls. It was pretty cool. he could be right down there by them seeing exactly where they needed it.

The men are getting ready for the concrete.

The men are getting ready for the concrete.

The owner of the concrete operation drags the end of the concrete boom around putting just the right amount where he wants it while the others start smoothing out the area.

Nearly done with the pour.

Nearly done with the pour.

They had to let it set up and harden a little while before they could go back to do the final pass on the trowling and polishing phase.

Starting to smooth it out around the edges.

Starting to smooth it out around the edges.

Continued work on smoothing.

Continued work on smoothing.

Our chickens enjoyed watching all the activity.

Our chickens enjoyed watching all the activity.

Now it has hardened enough they could remove the forms around the piers for our room. Also, the man with the red canister is spraying on a protective acrylic coating to reduce future water absorption.

Spraying on an Acrylic curing coat.

Spraying on an Acrylic curing coat.

The work is done for the day. Now begins the cleanup and going home.

Pier and front basement wall done.

Pier and front basement wall done.

Next time we will be getting ready for framing.

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