Tuesday, May 28, 2013

House Addition: Forming & Concrete

It's time for a quick progress report on the house-building situation.  Over the past few weeks a lot has happened.  First came the task of building the forms for all the concrete walls...


Here's Erik and his dad along with a couple of hard workers, Joel and Jeremy -  forms are finished and they're ready for concrete pouring...


Here comes the concrete truck...


We picked the kids up from school a little early so they could watch the concrete truck and the pumper truck at work.



Pumping the concrete down into the forms takes some skill...


The next day, the forms were stripped off and some pretty nice concrete walls were in place.


There has been no shortage of entertainment around here what with the concrete trucks, pumper trucks, dump trucks, excavators and tractors.  One morning we were blocked in our driveway while we waited for another big truck to come and pick up all the forms.  The kids obviously weren't too upset about being late for school...


Thankfully we've passed all the necessary city inspections so far.  And the last several days the excavators, tractors and manual labourers have been hard at work filling everything back in around the house and smoothing out the piles of dirt... er, mud.


Soon it will be time for the frame of the house to go up and we'll see the most visible progress in a short amount of time.  Hoping the rain clears up and the mud dries up for this next phase.
Stay tuned!

3 comments:

Mel said...

WOW - that looks pretty crazy! I'm sure it'll be amazing when all finished...

Kayce Church said...

The work has officially began! Building a house is a big challenge; we really need to choose the right materials that could last for a long time and a skilled contractor to make sure everything is being handled properly. I think the contractor part is too obvious since your dad and husband are hands-on on the whole process.

Kayce @ EasyWayBuildingBrokers.com.au

samuel jordan said...

Wow, wonder photograph you have taken of this whole concrete pouring. In the next day concrete wall is really looking very nice. i think it's really a quick and quality work, many thanks for sharing this concrete work progress photographs... :)

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