Continuing to Drill, Drop and Pour

The weather was cooperating and it was a great day to be drilling the piers.

You can see the details of the rebar cages and the HDPE geothermal tubing coming out of the cages, protected by the flexible insulation.

Rebar cage in hole with tubing for geothermal.

Rebar cage in hole with tubing for geothermal.

Soils engineer verifying that hole has been drilled to full 30 ft depth.

Soils engineer inspecting hole for correct depth.

Soils engineer inspecting hole for correct depth.

You can see the hole has been drilled to depth and is ready for the rebar cage to be lowered into the hole. Note the water at the bottom of the hole.

Casing in position, ready for rebar cage (note water).

Casing in position, ready for rebar cage (note water).

Drilling rig picking up the rebar cage.

Lifting the rebar cage, with HDPE tubing.

Lifting the rebar cage, with HDPE tubing.

Cage to full height, raised to clear west wall of house.

Raising cage over existing wall of house.

Raising cage over existing wall of house.

When the cage is over the wall, it must be guided into the hole.

Ready to guide rebar cage into the hole.

Ready to guide rebar cage into the hole.

Cage is almost in position (6 ft to go).

Rebar cage being guided into the hole.

Rebar cage being guided into the hole.

Rebar cage is now positioned in the hole (just the HDPE tubing is visible).

Rebar cage in position in hole.

Rebar cage in position in hole.

After the holes were completed, the pumper truck folded its boom and prepared to leave.

Pumper truck folding its boom.

Pumper truck folding its boom.

Finished for the day, the pumper truck ready to leave the site.

Finished for the day, the pumper truck ready to leave the site.

Of course, after the pumper truck and everyone else left the site, the ‘real’ inspectors arrived! Jo-Anne, her mother, Dode, and Wendy Watkins came to the site and reviewed the progress.

Jo-Anne, Dode (Jo-Anne's mom) and Wendy arrive to review the progress.

Jo-Anne, Dode (Jo-Anne's mother), and Wendy Watkins (from Australia).

Bryan skates through the inspection (and is quite pleased with his performance).

Bryan beams after speaking with the 'inspectors'.

From his perch on the rebar cages, Bryan beams after speaking with the inspectors.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *