Pouring the Exterior Stairs and Window Well

We poured the stairs and the window well today.  And now we’re ready to place the structural steel tomorrow.

Pouring the Stairs and Window Well

We’ve had a number of pours to date so everyone knew the drill for today.  The concrete was delivered on time and in place quickly.  The finishing the steps and the window well is important as these locations are now completed.  This is now finished concrete.

Finished exterior stairs.  We need to protect these steps for the duration of our construction project and then it will make access to the lower level much easier, faster and safer.

Finished exterior stairs. We need to protect these steps for the duration of our construction project and then it will make access to the lower level much easier, faster and safer.

Bryan reviews the new, finished concrete in the window well at the front of the house.

Bryan reviews the new, finished concrete in the window well at the front of the house. Bill Brown's team did an excellent job finishing the window well.

We’re Ready for Steel

All of the forms have been removed and Bill Brown’s team cleaned the site and swept the concrete foundation so the team from Larson Steel will have a clean and safe site to work in.

Clean site, ready for steel tomorrow.

Clean site, ready for steel tomorrow.

Bryan looking at the feature concrete wall in the Atrium, which is covered by plastic to keep the concrete wet as it cures.

Bryan looking at the feature concrete wall in the Atrium, which is covered by plastic to keep the concrete wet as it cures.

Concrete feature wall by Kitchen.

Concrete feature wall by Kitchen.

Garage door opening in feature concrete wall.

Garage door opening in feature concrete wall.

 

Kel Marchbank, from Marcal Construction, arrives to review progress at our site.

Kel Marchbank, from Marcal Construction, arrives to review progress at our site.

Watering the Feature Concrete Wall

 We continued to water the feature concrete walls (Dining Room, Kitchen/Garage and Atrium) as instructed by Bill Brown.  Keeping the concrete wet as it cures will help to strengthen the concrete and reduce cracks.

Bryan adusting the valve to direct water to the feature concrete wall in the Dining Room.

Bryan adjusting the valve to direct water to the feature concrete wall in the Dining Room.

The site is looking good, with the daily watering of the feature concrete walls.  We're ready to place our steel columns and beams tomorrow.

The site is looking good, with the daily watering of the feature concrete walls. We're ready to place our steel columns and beams tomorrow.

 Tomorrow will be a big day for us as we place our steel columns and beams.

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