Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Concrete & Well - Day 2

Be ready for picture overload...

The concrete was poured today.  They cut a hole in the subfloor right inside the front door to get the concrete in the basement.  I am mesmerized by how they can take a pile of sticky messy concrete mud and make it look so smooth and level in the end.  I have literally no DIY skills though, so it doesn't take much to impress me.

Apparently this spray they're putting around the edges of the garage (and basement too) prevents the concrete from adhering to the block.  It allows the floors and the walls to be separate so if one moves, it doesn't crack the other.

They only needed to put rebar in the porch.

Instead of expansion joints or cracks you see in most concrete, they put white plastic pieces in the concrete that serve the same purpose.

The well is about 2/3 of the way done.  They should finish it tomorrow. He's pouring a slurry mix that helps the drilling process.  They said they ran into a few boulders yesterday that slowed them down, but they're back on track now.

Tomorrow is the above grade waterproofing.


  1. love all your updates, i check back everday. I am about 6 weeks behind you in the building stages. Its helpful to know what is coming next.

    1. Thanks for following, we are glad you like it. Good luck with your build. It will go super fast!