Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First Pour

They poured the lower support posts, lower slab, and garage slab today. The cement trucks emptied into a pumper on the street. The pumper had a long boom that reached down the hill.

Pedro and crew are busy smoothing out 70 yards of concrete. Pedro said it was a good day for the pour, at about 50 degrees--not too cold, not too hot. And, the weather calls for rain, which will help it cure slowly.

The concrete contains fly ash, which makes it more environmentally friendly. Don says that after it cures a while, they will tighten up the tension posts and it will make a really strong slab.

Here are Don and Pedro, checking the plans.

After this concrete sets up, Pedro will remove the forms and reuse them for the upper slab.

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