Week 45 (Locked Down in Cement)

In construction photos by Michael Tiemann

OK…so I was a little optimistic about pouring the slab this week.  We are getting closer, having filled the foundation up to minus eight inches, but we still have to lay down the in-floor radiant heating pipes, which is the last layer before the top of the slab.  There are many ways to measure the progress since last week.  One is to consider how much smaller the pile of gravel has become:


Another is to observe that we have begun locking down in cement the in-floor outlet boxes in the control room and conduits in framed walls:

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Another is to note this pile of sand that’s being prepared to mix into the cement that will be coming to the site:


Finally, here is a site overview at the current level of progress (the large image is 1800×1200):