15: The Slab Is In

We have a slab!

The builder FINALLY got the slab poured, a month after they framed for it. It took 40 yards of concrete and almost a full day of work to get the job done. The concrete trucks started arriving about 9am and they lined up on Tabernacle Road. We used our new tractor to level off some of the dirt left over from the framing and leveling.  Once that was done the first truck came in and started to pour!

Concrete SlabWe chatted with the builder this morning and he initially thought it would take 30 yards of concrete, but it ended up taking 40 yards. I reckon the footers were dug a little deeper than expected because the middle area was right at 4 inches thick.  That’s pretty standard for a slab pour. We will have 1260 sq.ft. of living area and 1440 sq.ft. total counting the front porch.  Article continues below…


Skilled Slab Crew

The crew that did the actual work pouring the concrete did an excellent job. You could tell they have done this many, many times before. The guided each truck into position and used hand signals to regulate the flow of the concrete and if they needed the truck to move forward or backwards. We got their business card because we will need someone to pour the slab for the workshop when we are ready for it to be built. Here are a the rest of the pictures we took while the slab crew was working.

We’re excited that this step is complete. We’re now anxious for the framing to start so they can get the house “dried in”. That means the walls are up and the roof is on. Framing should only take a few days once they get started on it. As always, the weather plays a significant role in when things get done. We’re having full sunshine today and tomorrow but rain is expected overmorrow. Anyway, enjoy the pictures and feel free to comment…


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