Kingsburg 1: cured concrete & waterproofing

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, concrete forms

13 Sep 2012 Kingsburg 1: cured concrete & waterproofing

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At the moment it’s hard to see much. But not for long!

The team returned to Kingsburg 1 to find soggy ground but no damage from Hurricane Leslie. So we set to work on removing the bracing from the ICF walls that we’d installed before pouring concrete.

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Rob likes working with concrete. He was looking forward to removing the forms to see what the piers looked like.

Just another day at the MRB office – building modern living in timeless viewscapes.

water proofing, MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, concrete forms

Rob removed the bottom two thirds of each form -leaving the top sections braced. This will help the piers remain stable while we back fill the holes to the finished grade.

water proofing, MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, concrete forms

Here’s a close up of the wood grain left on a concrete pier after the plywood form was removed.

water proofing, MRB Contracting, Kingsburg

The exterior of the ICF is waterproofed -first a membrane which seals the walls from the top down to the outer edge of the footing.

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The second and final layer of waterproofing is a semi-rigid plastic sheeting called dimple board. The dimpled surface allows air flow between the two barriers.

dimple board water proofing, MRB Contracting, Kingsburg,

Finally, the interior of the ICF walls are braced before back filling the exterior to grade level.

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, concrete forms

Once the piers were stripped it’s time to begin filling the holes.

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, concrete forms