- Part 1- Clean-up
- Part 2- Dirt Work
- Part 3- Tons of Rock & Footings
- Part 4- Foundation Walls
- Part 5- Foundation Walls Poured
- Part 6- Forming Bathroom Walls
- Part 7- Bathroom Walls Poured
When I left you in Part 7 we'd just poured the bathroom walls along with the pillars for the front porch and rock work was about to begin. It's been a crazy week. We spent the first of it removing forms and cleaning up. We made a little boo-boo here that we need to fix before the "cap" for the bathrooms gets poured. The plan was to leave the top layer of forms all the way around the outside to support the "cap" pour. Well, we got a little ahead of ourselves and pulled one wall before we realized (remembered), duh! Not sure we'll be able to get them back on but that's a job to figure out another day.
You can see in the picture above that we're low across nearly half of the building. That's about the time the compactor died. Perfect timing. Saturday morning I show up to find it in pieces and we headed off to St. Louis Nu-Way to pick up a rental. A rider at that! I cannot even tell you how happy I am about that.
Here's my new toy for the week.
On Sunday Jason continued working with rock piles while Caleb and I shoveled rock into the bathroom area and got it compacted and ready to go. Did I mention I really hate shoveling rock, don't know how others make it look so easy!
Monday I was on my own as they dumped rock and I spread it around as best I could so hubby could fix it when he got off work. We spent a couple hours that night spreading and compacting preparing for, you guessed it, more rock on Tuesday.
Here's what it looks like after last night, it did get compacted one more time after this photo. We are still roughly an inch low over the entirety of the building. Another 60 ton of rock and it'll be ready. Time for an electrician and plumber to do some rough-in work and we'll have a floor. Bring on the framers!