Constructing My New 30 X 30 Shop #4: Pouring Floor

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« Part 3: Pouring Foundation Walls, Backfilling Walls, Red Barn Part 4 of Constructing My New 30 X 30 Shop series Part 5: Framing the Walls »

The pouring of the floor went well. The moisture barrier was placed down and the forms for the floor were set and fastened in place using the top edge of the wall and measurement as a guide. The floor forms were amply fastened and braced so they would not move during the pouring. The rebar was bent down to tie the floor and walls together and more rebar was laid in and tied to the rebar in the walls. We originally thought that we might need to build a temporary dirt bridge to allow the concrete truck to pull up onto the gravel a short distance but fortunately we worked around this and poured all of the concrete with out any undo strain. We worked the concrete so that the forms on the front and the rest of the rebar were completed in time to be poured. It all worked out well.

The concrete took a nice finish and looks good. The next step will be the framing of the walls. Thanks for reading this blog.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#1 posted 352 days ago

That’s getting to the exciting point in construction!
It should be a great project.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 352 days ago

Love new shops. Keep up the good work sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 352 days ago

Man – this is going to be an awesome shop. Can’t wait to see the framing go up.

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#4 posted 352 days ago

go for it charles…your doing great, this next part is what i like best, the wood part…lol…yep framing the walls, and then the roof…i wish you the best…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 351 days ago

Forgive my ignorance, as I have only poured concrete in Fla. and there are different codes wherever you go, did more re-bar get placed toward the front? And I’m used to seeing 6” square mesh in the center tied to the edge unless it’s fiber mesh mixed in with the mud. I hope I’m wrong, as this is truly “set in stone”.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#6 posted 351 days ago

A good foundation is important. I used to love doing this kind of work! It’s fun sharing your dream shop come true Charles, and makes me think back to doing my own. I too am looking forward to seeing the walls come up. Great to follow your blog!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 351 days ago


Let The FUN Begin!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 351 days ago

Wonderful start for the new shop space. I am sure yu already have it filled with equipment and are planning the addition ):

-- Norman

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#9 posted 351 days ago

The shop is shaping up, and taking shape….Next is the fun part…...You know what that is….Keep on keeping on, Charles, and thanks for posting, and keeping us up to date on your progress…....!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#10 posted 351 days ago

Moving right along….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#11 posted 351 days ago

What happened to the power “box” in the middle? This is a great follow-along blog and I bet your just excited as can be. Have fun with this, I know you will.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 351 days ago

That’s looking really great. Hope the weather holds for you too.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 351 days ago

I was gonna ask the same thing as jaykapur… what happened to the wood box you put in the middle? :-)

Also this foundation looks like it will withstand a tornado, or hell even an earthquake! That foundation will be there LONG AFTER we are all gone from this earth!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 351 days ago

Is that saw dust I smell!!
Won’t be long now!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 351 days ago

You chose to pour the slab over the top vs, inside the walls?

In any case It didn’t blow out and you got a smooth surface. No drainage ?

Now the wait! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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