Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FOUNDATIONS - day 23

In the beginning...
Detail of E's work on the rebar, what she was doing with head down and tail up for the last few daysWaiting for concrete, with the 37 meter pumpGiving the driveway all it can hold, about 28 tonnes (60000 lbs)
Action !The very first concreteA was actually working sometimes...Near disaster as the grade stakes holding the formwork started snapping and we thought we were about to dump a few yards of wet concrete where it shouldn't've been.Of course, when the second cement truck arrives, so did everything else that wanted to drive up the street.
Cement trucks passing in the... well, in the dayAbout half wayThe 1st truck parked on the new turnaround section of drivewayAll poured ! And the formwork held up, fortune favours fools and drunks maybeThe 2nd truck parked on the new turnaround section of drivewayAnd this one weighed 29 tonnesThe end of the day, the pump drives away... and 27 cubic yards of concrete... and a few thousand dollars later, we have foundations.

1 comment:

jamwulf said...

Looks like a lot of work - glad i'm not there helping you! Heather says
you can't have her boots with the daisies on them! James just put the
weather, and it looks like Oregon is cloudy. It's been a beautiful day here. take care, both of you. love, Mom