A big day on the construction site.
First the slinger arrived.
Then the concrete truck.
…and wet cement was pumped between the foam blocks in one long continuous pour. Well, a 2nd concrete truck arrived halfway through.
The guy in the orange has a remote controller to control the amount of concrete being pumped. The other guy, in black, directs the tube pouring concrete into the gap between the foam walls.
These 2 guys, Dave and Jeff, are operating a compactor/vibrator type machine to get rid of air bubbles in the concrete.
Jeff levels of the top of the wall.
And voila – basement foundation walls.
With its 8″ thick walls, this is the 1st stage of our well-designed building. We are not calling it a ‘green building’ because it is a term that is often not fully understood and has become a misleading label. We are calling it a ‘high performance, healthy building’. More about the building’s design as construction progresses.
Here am I in my studio, on a cold winter’s afternoon, very pleased with the progress.