Monday, 14 January 2013

Pumping Concrete

While the thaw has delayed opening of the canal skateway and kept me off the ski trails, it was a real break for forming and pouring the footings at Stirling Avenue.   It took four truck loads of concrete but with the help of a concrete pump the footings were cast, complete with rebar and tarped over by noon on Friday.

The pumper is a large truck with mechanical arm and hose that has a long reach.  It would have taken several men all day and probably several spilled loads to wheelbarrow the concrete down a ramp and into the forms.  A great way to finish the week.

Next stage will be forming the foundation walls.

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