Yesterday, the fourth and final portion of the floors were finished.
Yesterday, the crew poured about 14,000 square feet.
First, here’s a quick picture of the concrete poured on Saturday.
The crew was onsite bright and early to start today’s pour. With rain forecasted for the evening/night the crew only poured until noon. But they still managed to finish about 12,000 square feet.
The prep work for the slab continued all last week. In addition, the block crew was onsite to fill the first two courses of block with grout. They also added rebar to the existing rebar to extend the height.
The most exciting part of the week came on Saturday when the first section of the floor was poured.
A pump truck was brought in to get the concrete into the rooms. Here’s a picture of the concrete truck loading concrete into the pump truck.
Here’s the pump truck with it’s arm extended.
Here’s the crew pouring the floor for the first room.
A screed was used to smooth the concrete’s surface.
Here’s the room freshly poured. A bull float was used to put quick finish.
After waiting for the concrete to cure for a bit, diesel ride on power trowels were hoisted on to the cement.
There were two different ride on power trowels. One for a rough finish.
The second produced a much smoother finish.
Below is the first finished maintenance room.
12,500 feet was poured on Saturday. About 30,000 to go over the next 3 days. Stay tuned for more on the floors.
Before the concrete floors can be poured, the concrete crew needed to prep the interior of the building. During the second half of last week the crew started this prep work.
Step 1: move dirt into the interior of the building.
Step 2: use dirt from step 1 to fill in any area not level with the stone.
Meanwhile, the plumbers started work in the front office area.
Step 3: use a special truck to shoot stone into the interior of the building.
Step 4: level the area.
Step 5: repeat.