The pouring of the walls went well. There was ample steel rebar in the footings and the walls were poured with rebar in them . These will be bent over into the floor so the concrete in the floor will be tied into the concrete in the walls. It is difficult to see the rebar sticking out of the walls but it can be seen if you look carefully. The concrete in the footings was given ample time to cure before the pouring of the walls. The concrete in the walls was given ample time to cure before the forms were removed.
The picture above shows a view of the walls after the forms have been removed.
The picture above and the two pictures below show three more views of the poured walls.
The front opening has been left on purpose in order to back fill the walls without damaging the walls. After the backfill has been put in this will be formed up and poured as well. Otherwise the footing would be damaged.
The backfill dirt was put down in layers and carefully packed down with a dirt tamper. Then a layer of gravel was placed on the top and leveled with the walls.
The picture above shows a vew of the walls after the backfull dirt and gravel has been placed inside the interior of the foundation walls and leveled with the top of the walls.
The picture above and the two below are three more views of the walls after all has been prepared for the pouring of the floor. The pipe for electrical power has been placed deep enough below the gravel to protect it against damage during the pouring of the floor.
It is very difficult to see the rebar and the pipe in these pictures. Additional rebar will be placed in the floor and tied into the rebar that in the walls.
The picture above is a view of the inside of the red barn as seen looking toward the back wall. I will be able to have a lot of room for storage inside this barn. The size is about 15’ X 24’.
The picture above is a view of the front of the barn.
The picture above is another view of the inside of the barn.
The last picture above is a view of the front of the shop as seen through the 6ft door on the side of the barn. I will have easy access between the barn and the shop as well as to the house. The next main step will be the pouring of the floor. Thanks for reading my blog.
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