Footing poured!

Yesterday John D., John S., Thom, Thom’s son TJ, and I worked together to pour the footing for the house as well as the piers for the porch posts. Everything went off without a hitch. We had exactly the right amount of concrete (6 cu. yards), the truck was able to get access to the whole footing, and, most importantly, there were no blowouts.

During the second part of the day Thom, John S. and I worked on fixing and adjusting the concrete forms for the stem wall.

John S. posing with shovel

John S. poses while we wait for the cement truck to show up. Hannah brought us homemade vegan blueberry orange muffins and coffee. Hannah picked the blueberries the day before at the Benson Place in Heath.

The cement truck shows up

The cement truck shows up. We were all impressed how close to the edge of the pit the driver was willing to go. The truck alone weighs 38,000 lbs. With the 6 cu. yards of concrete it weighed around 50,000 lbs.

Pouring the concrete

Pouring the concrete

Thom using the concrete vibrator

Thom using the concrete vibrator

Troweling the concrete

Spartan troweling the concrete with homemade trowel

TJ's cool shot looking up the shoot of the cement truck

TJ's cool photograph looking up the shoot of the cement truck

Taking a break after the pour

Taking a break after the pour

The completed footing

The completed footing

Thom and Spartan fixing concrete forms

Thom and Spartan fixing concrete forms

John S. and Spartan stacking the fixed concrete forms

John S. and Spartan stacking the fixed concrete forms

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