sketches and anticdotes about my interests and travels
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Casting the Footings
The long hydraulic boom of the concrete pump allows it to reach well into the excavation and deliver very controlled amounts in the right locations. The operator stands close to the work with a wireless controller so that he can maneuver the pipe and pump the right amounts of concrete. Its a brilliant piece of equipment and more than worth the rental fee.
The carpenters watch the forms for blow outs and screed the concrete level, then place the reinforcing bars.
Its sort of like a performance - it's all in the preparation. A full week with 5 men to construct the forms and then the actual concrete placement happens in just a couple of hours.