I’m Walking on Concrete

And don’t it feel good!

Scott Andersen called yesterday and said, ‘Your construction blog is nice BUT if I see another photo full of rebar then …’  Yeah, the rebar was getting old.  Also, walking on the rebar was horrible.  And dangerous.

The new concrete on our site was looking great today, spectacular in the sunshine.  Next steps are to get ready to shotcrete the walls (which will require more rebar).

Form embedded in the concrete for the steel column.

Form embedded in the concrete for the steel column.

Finished concrete floor in the East Mechanical room.

Finished concrete floor in the East Mechanical room.

Steve Jackel of Jackel Enterprises, who remilled our roof decking and beams, dropped by to see how our project was progressing.  We had a good discussion and explored several areas where we need more materials and services.

Steve Jackel, of Jackel Enterprises, reviewing the new concrete.

Steve Jackel, of Jackel Enterprises, reviewing the new concrete.

A surprise phone call – Bob Wise was in town and had a couple minutes to see the new concrete.  He enjoys building and is in the middle of an amazing house project on an island within sight of downtown Seattle (a very, very cool project).  Bob signed up for e-mail updates as soon as we launched our web site and was in the Silicon Valley for the day so he wanted to see our new concrete before his SFO-SEA flight.

Bob Wise, standing in the Wine Cellar.

Bob Wise, in his element, standing in the Wine Cellar.

The last visitor was the most special – our five year old daughter, Kate.  She HAD to see the new concrete floor and wanted to walk around the site.  Although she couln’t ‘see’ her bedroom, she saw her older brother’s bedroom.

Kate sweeping the finished concrete in the stair well.

Kate sweeping the finished concrete in the stair well.

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