Fall Foliage 2009

Hard Core Change of Colors

This front dumping truck delivered a 10 cubic-yard load of concrete for today’s pour on our Super Insulated Slab. This truck is considerably larger and heavier than the usual rear dump truck’s we’ve been receiving for our various projects over the years but he made it up the driveway and around the tight turn even though it was pouring rain just before he got here. Rain that turned the road to mud. It is a good thing I laid so much heavy stone when building our driveway.

Today’s pour went off without a hitch. The front dumping truck allows the driver to control everything from his cab, swinging the chute to dump the concrete quickly just where we wanted it. This saved us a lot of work and time pulling the concrete. Very nice.

Tomorrow we’ll pour again and then strip forms in a few days when the slab is cured enough. Those forms will immediately get used in prepping a retaining wall that is going on the up hill side of the building to protect it from the driveway, snow plowing and water run off. While we’re waiting to strip the slab we’ll form up for pouring the lairage, er, skating rink.

As you can see on the hills behind the concrete truck the leaves are turning. We are rapidly approaching peak fall foliage.

Outdoors: 60째F/04째F Sunny, Cloudy, 1/4″ Rain
Tiny Cottage: 70째F/65째F

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4 Responses to Fall Foliage 2009

  1. Serious cement truck. What a neat innovation. Congrats on the project, a lot of work – it will be neat to see the finished product.

  2. Ollie says:

    Lairage……Ah…Abattoir…Ahhhh… Things become clear.

  3. annette says:

    That is what we call a drive way compactor. We thought our drive way was packed. Then they delivered for our house foundation and showed just how soft it really was! And that was during a dry spell. If we had rain I would not want to think about what would happen.

  4. rpricenglishinPA says:

    Lairage!!! Oh my goodness, you are brilliant…

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