It's DONE. Poured, finished, cured, danced on, drank on.... And we've
started FRAMING... now... Just in time for the season's first serious
rainfall... Damn! Well, progress...!
Overall I am VERY happy with how things turned out. The end wall ended up
being out of square by about 1 1/2" - I can only guess that the form
slipped, and have NO idea how. The forms were braced like a brick, um,
sawdust house (or so I thought) and I did check the diagonals and wall
lengths before the pour.
It's worked out, tho' We have three wall sections up and no matter how many
times you view it in your minds' eye or look at the drawings, it's quite
another to see the walls go up. VERY satisfying!
Again, my deepest gratitude and thanks to Al Miller a rec'r brother-in-arms
of the first order. As a Concrete Contractor (Emeritus) we exchanged
countless emails and a number of phone calls. The man has the patience of
Job and I can't thank him enough. It's folks like him here that make up for
wading through 100 OT trolls.
Rather than post in APBW, SWMBO posted the photos at Yahoo. If y'all click
on the link below you'll bring up the photo album. If you click on the
"slideshow" button on the left side of the frame you can see the work
progress in rough order of construction.
Before you all make snide remarks that it looks like the Wife is doing all
the work, I'd remind you that I was taking most of the pictures...
Having 10' tall walls is going to make a HUGE difference - oboyoboyoboyoboy!