Stripping the Forms

After completing the external perimeter walls, we’re now going to focus on the internal walls around the garage.

We need to set forms behind these walls so they can be shotcreted on April 30.

Stripping Forms from Perimeter Walls

The site is looking good now that the forms have been stripped from around the site.  Over the next two weeks, Bill Brown’s team will set forms for the internal walls and backfill the front of the site.

North-west corner of the site looks good. This is the West Mechanical room where the heat exchange units with be located.

North-west corner of the site looks good. This is the West Mechanical room where the heat exchange units with be located.

View of south-east corner, where the feature floor-t0-ceiling (18 ft 7 inch) concrete walls will be formed.

View of south-east corner, where the feature floor-t0-ceiling (18 ft 7 inch) concrete walls will be formed.

Another view of the south-east corner, showing the wine cellar and the wall for the East Mechanical room.

Another view of the south-east corner, showing the wine cellar and the wall for the East Mechanical room.

Close up of the East Mechanical Room.

Close up of the East Mechanical Room.

Close up of 'pockets' for beams by Stair Well. The plywood forms will be removed after the concrete gains additional strength.

Close up of the ‘pockets’ for beams by Stair Well.  The plywood forms will be removed after the concrete gains additional strength.

View of the stairwell, of which 50% of this space will be filled as the stairs go to grade.

View of the stairwell, of which 50% of this space will be filled as the stairs go to grade.

Front of Foundation

The forms were stripped from outside the waterproofing at both the front and back of the house.  In both of these locations, we will have to backfill and compact the soil as we fill the void.  Before doing so, we will place insulation over the white waterproof membrane (Preprufe 160R) and then cover it with a drainage mat (Miradrain).

White waterproof membrane (Preprufe 160R) on the south-east corner of the perimeter retaining wall.

White waterproof membrane (Preprufe 160R) on the south-east corner of the perimeter retaining wall.

Upon close inspection, there could be a potential leak in this location. Bill Brown will resolve this with the Grace representative for our project.

Upon close inspection, there could be a potential leak in this location. Bill Brown will resolve this with the Grace representative for our project.

Off to Roatan, Honduras

Jo-Anne, Kate, Nik and Bryan will be enjoying a one-week vacation on the island of Roatan, in Honduras, while Bill Brown’s team prepares the forms for the next phase.

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