Pouring the 3 Inch Protection Slab

Another beautiful, blue-sky California day.  Perfect to pour concrete!

Construction activities can start at 8:00 am and the cement mixer arrived just before then so it was in place for 8:00 am, sharp.  By 10:30 am, the concrete had been pumped and troweled, with less than 400 sq ft to go.

Pumping concrete over the waterproofing.

Pumping concrete over the whie waterproof membrane.

Initial troweling of the concrete mixture over the white waterproofing.

Initial troweling of the concrete mixture over the white waterproofing.

Completed Protection Slab
South part of house, showing completed 3 inch protection slab.

South part of house, showing completed 3 inch protection slab.

North view of the completed 3 inch protection slab.

North view of the completed 3 inch protection slab.

Recessed areas for drains leading to sewage ejector in east mechanical room.

Completed recessed areas for drains leading to sewage ejector in east mechanical room.

Foundation Design Profile

 On Saturday, several people at the ‘Open Hole Party’ asked us to summarize the componets that go from the ground to the finished floor.  The following diagram of the cross-section identifies each layer in the composition.

Foundation Cross Section and Component Details

Nik Reviews the Job Site

Our son, Nik, had his arm put in a green cast this afternoon as he broke his wrist yesterday while biking with his good friends, James and Will.  Nik came to the job site today and inspected the new concrete.

Nik inspects the new concrete with his bright green cast.

Nik inspects the new concrete with his bright green cast.

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