Kingsburg 1: Preparing for Leslie/ concrete work

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls, concrete forms

10 Sep 2012 Kingsburg 1: Preparing for Leslie/ concrete work

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Thursday Sep 6th forecast

We are in the midst of Atlantic  hurricane season. Hurricanes tend to dissipate or veer off before they reach the Maritimes. But it’s not always the case and being prepared is part of being a Maritimer. And so it was that we found ourselves staring down a giant red blob heading our way. By Thursday, most weather forecasters were sure we’d get a “direct hit.”

Without wasting any time the team worked hard to get the ICF walls in place and braced for concrete. The ICF walls create the foundation for the front of the home. The rest of the home rests on 9 concrete piers. We fabricated  concrete forms for the piers and erected and braced them for concrete. The concrete and pump trucks arrived in the nick of time. By days end our project was ready for whatever Leslie had to offer.

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

Smitty and Scott debriefing on the installation technique

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls

This photo shows the ICF wall and 9 piers braced and ready for concrete.

It’s hard to imagine what the house will look like at this point. So stay tuned for more. This week we will be framing and giving Kingsburg 1 some shape. Thanks for checking out our Field Notes. And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook!

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg NS, modern home, ICF walls, concrete forms

Post concrete pour.