sketches and anticdotes about my interests and travels
Monday, 14 January 2013
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.