Wednesday, March 12, 2014
THE BIG CEMENT POUR DAY
So, the moment of truth…Our first big pour day for our walls. After being thoroughly traumatized by our footings cement pour, D. agreed to come and help us out for our foundation walls pour. All we needed to do was have all the walls properly braced and they would come and help us out for the day. When pouring ICF walls you have to brace it really well or you could have a blow-out, which would be a huge disaster and pain. Well, no matter how much bracing we had done, we still worried it wasn't enough and so just hours before the cement trucks and the pumper truck was to arrive we were still scrambling to brace. I loved it on days when Dave and his crew were on site. They worked so quickly and efficiently that I really was just in the way, so I went from being crew member to spectator/watermelon/water girl. Definitely happy not to be working with concrete and letting the guys handle it that day. Nevertheless, each concrete pour was stressful and crazy and mayhem, no matter how prepared we thought we were for it…you just have to move so fast as your doing it.