Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Pour

It finally happened.  After delays caused by weather, materials, and last minute structural changes, we finally got the walls poured last week.  The results were almost entirely positive (with some minor honeycombing issues in the concrete).  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.  All in all, we are pleased to have spent the extra time and money to experiment with the "barn-form" finish and think its going to add a really unique look to the project.

Approach view of walls in hillside

Interior view of the wall before pour

Barn form boards being installed at lower walkout locations.  The interior wall has the boards oriented vertically where the external finish has the boards oriented horizontally.  Looking good D & D.

Last minute reinforcement at steel column locations.  Thank you Chach!  No really....thanks for this information as the concrete trucks are pulling up to site.

Is it a concrete pump truck or a transformer?  I need to get one of these for the sandbox.

Concrete being delivered to back of pump truck.  There were five trucks for a total of 45 cu. yards (we only ended up using 40 cu. yards)

Pump hose extended

Marlon, one of the D's, and Rick pouring and compacting the concrete.

And now for what everyone's been waiting for.....

.....Enough said

Now on to the STEEL!

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