Leveling the stemwall

Thom and I worked towards leveling the house stem wall today. Using the laser level we determined we had about an inch of variation with only about a half a dozen small high spots. After making little headway using an angle grinder with a grinding wheel on the high spots, we switched to using a hammer drill on hammer mode–which got the job done. The day was cut short by some empty storm clouds. Tomorrow we will apply the Masco cement to the top of the stem wall.

On Saturday, with Hannah’s help, I put up the last of the garage stem wall form panels. The garage stem wall pour is scheduled for Wednesday. Tomorrow we will also mark off the height of the stem wall on the forms as well as build a structure and trough to get the concrete into the far wall. The concrete truck is only able to reach half way.

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