Slab Form Ready for Pour
I previously wrote about the tear down of the old building. This past week we’ve been working on the pad forms. Today we got all the steel work wired and lifted up off the insulation with stone chairs. The steel consists of #4 (1/2″) rebar along the perimeter and stress lines plus 661010 Welded Wire Mesh (WWM) across the entire slab. All the metal is tied together with steel twist ties – interestingly it is the same tool we use up in the sugar bush for hanging tubing.
You may have noticed that all this is over a thick layer of pink insulation which is over more insulation which is over foil-bubble-bubble-foil that has been taped with aluminum along the joints. The goal is to give us super insulated floors throughout the entire building. There is also a strategically located air gap. This will allow the entire space to be refrigerated and prevent perma-frost from developing in the soil under the building.
After months of work cleaning out the shed, tearing it down and building forms it is with great relief that as of today the forms are all braced, tools are gathered, the driveway is cleared and the concrete readymix supply company representative came out to inspect. We’re now ready for pouring the first slab of “The Big Project”.
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