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. 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. 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
Thom using the concrete vibrator
Spartan troweling the concrete with homemade trowel
TJ's cool photograph looking up the shoot of the cement truck
Taking a break after the pour
The completed footing
Thom and Spartan fixing concrete forms
John S. and Spartan stacking the fixed concrete forms