07 Nov 2013 Clifton St. | concrete for the footings
Where were we? Yes right, footings. After getting the Form-A-Drain installed it was time to make some forms for interior footings. Then we draped the Form-A-Drain in drain cloth to keep out silt and other debris that may hamper drainage.
The photo below shows the footings before concrete. All the steel is in, and everything is braced and ready to pour.
The only way to get the concrete all the way around the footprint of the home is to use a pump truck. Lucky for us it worked out. Otherwise we would have been there quite a while with wheelbarrows.
Proper trowling technique is a must. Cory shows us how it’s done.
The next step is the Delta-Footing cloth. You can never take too many precautions when it comes to moisture mitigation.
It’s getting cold and we didn’t want the fresh concrete freezing overnight. A blanket of hay does the trick. Warm and cozy.
The next step is to fill the exterior and interior of the footing with gravel to both provide drainage and bring the grade up for concrete. The stone slinger operator had a great technique in spreading the raining gravel evenly across the house.
Now it’s it’s time to prepare for the ICF installation. The guys mark out the walls so that the steel and ICF channels can be installed.
In our next update we’ll have the ICF walls up and poured. Stay tuned!