Step 24 - The 100-Yard Pour:
Main Level Foundation
THIS IS THE BIGGEST POUR WE WILL DO...AND IT WENT SURPRISINGLY WELL!
We're using a boom truck for the
first time...it was awesome!
There was lots of preparation before
we wanted concrete to flow.
We were ready to go at 0715 and the first truck arrived at 0800...for
the first 11 trucks, we always had one in the hopper,
just waiting to load the
pumper, which is
awesome support from the concrete company! Woo hoo!
We poured the guest bedroom first.
Carlos came out from the plant and
conducted slump tests.
Next, we poured the Master Bedroom
And then we poured the Great
Room, Dining Area and Kitchen
Then, the foyer, half bath,
and laundry room was poured.
The garage was poured last and
given a good finish by Tom, our flatwork specialist who directed the
team. We were pleased with how the floor
turned out, especially considering the large size of the pour and the
small size of the team! See those smiling faces!!!!
cooperated, we were able to rent one of only two power trowels on the
island, the concrete flowed like magic,
the pump truck worked perfectly, all of the help showed up, and the
chemical additives worked their magic.
We started pumping concrete at 8am and were done by 2pm.
(One day later, the concrete plant lost power and couldn't make
Keith stopped by to see how the pour
went and was our first guest at the "Open House!" This
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