After many long nights this week and a 16 hour work day yesterday, I still was not fully ready for concrete today. I needed a little more backfill than previously thought (about 140 tons total) and struggled to get it all in and packed down. Plumbed in two floor drains and two water lines with a slop sink drain, vapor barrier down, mesh rebar and 1/2 rebar every 6foot making a grid (all last night at 10:30 pm). This morning at 6am I tied all the rebar together and started to form the driveway. Concrete crew arrived at 7:30 with the first concrete truck arriving at 8am. 30 yards later the workshop/garage floor was installed. Concrete pad was 5 inches total thickness with a glass smooth finish. Once the shop floor was set up enough, 12 more yards of concrete arrived for the driveway extension. We poured the driveway 6 inches thick with a brushed finish. Concrete will be cut tomorrow morning.
The next phase will be framing, but probably will not start until next month some time due to my weekend schedule being full for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned for more updates.