Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Day 63: Pouring the Walls

I actually went back and counted the dates twice on this one.  I really did not think it had taken so long.  In order to finish the insulated concrete forms, concrete had to be pumped into the walls.  Neither of the two local concrete companies had a pumper so we would need to rent one.  The two price quotes we had gotten were $1500-$2000.  This would be in addition to the cost of the concrete.  W called his contact at the company that would deliver the concrete and got the name of a man.  His price was less than a quarter of the low end estimate.  It almost seemed too good to be true.  In this case it was not.

This is the concrete pumper.  The concrete truck dumps the concrete into the hopper.  The pumper operator has a wireless remote that controls the pumper.

A long hose attached to the pumper and this is how the concrete got down into the walls.  It took three passes all the way around.  W was at the end of the hose.  My dad and an uncle were inside dragging it around.

Of course you know Leo was supervising as usual. 

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