Progress on the Concrete Footing & Floor

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Blog entry by FJPetruso posted 2161 days ago 1715 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Progress is good. Friday the contractors poured the footing using the “earth form” method & started building the forms for the wall & floor. Saturday they finished the forms & put in the limestone chat, leveled it & compacted the surface.



Today (Monday) they poured the wall & the floor in one pour. The concrete came out nice & square & the floor is very level with one parting line through the half-way point. The men did excelent work.

Poured Concrete Wall & Floor1

Poured Concrete Wall & Floor2

After adjusting the measurements they ended up pouring the floor a bit higher than I figured & a third row of the bricks, that filled the window space, was covered.

Bricked in Window After Pour

Tomorrow they plan on tearing the forms down & this week, while the concrete cures some, they will be building the wall sections in their shop & plan on being back on site next Monday.

Meanwhile & time permitting, I will be working on removing some sod, with a gas sod cutter, from another location in our yard & use it to level the yard around the new concrete.

A little footnote to the progress: When building the forms & attaching them to the house the contractors pulled of a piece of trim that will be in the way of the stud wall & found some “old” termite damage behind the brick facade that is by the gas meter. I say old damage because several years back we found termites & had our house treated. The damage that we found had no “active” termites & we will be checking for any more damage or termites when I remove the bottom row of old siding shingles & check the rim joist.

More to Come!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 2161 days ago

Looking good, thanks for the update.

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#2 posted 2161 days ago

Your making good progress!

Thanks for the update


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#3 posted 2160 days ago

looking good

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#4 posted 2160 days ago

good progress

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#5 posted 2158 days ago

The progress is good but the old damage caused by the termites looks bad. I’ll be calling the pest control company back to have them treat the new shop & check for any present termite activity.

Termite Damage

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#6 posted 2158 days ago

Those little buggers are active aren’t they.

The shop is coming along great.

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