OK I’m now finished placing all the steel. This morning (wed 2/6) I began tying it down.
I’m gonna be preoccupied with this task until tomorrow afternoon I’m sure. I’m trying to decide if I should place a drain in this area. I sent an email to the tech folks at NDS (channel drains). I need to find a narrow channel drain that will create slope with a flush-to-slab-grade grating. That is, maintain a 1/8” per foot fall in the channel while the grate at the top of the channel stays level. If I can’t find something I’ll put a drain in the center and ABS out to the driveway. After it rains I’ll squeegee the puddles into the center.
One other thing:
This tool is a manual rotary rebar wire tier (http://www.crescollc.com/). This is way expensive if you ask me! It seems well built and engineered. I have a problem with my wrist and I’m hoping it’ll help prevent me from hurting too much after the tying.
Here’s where I am today . . .