Friday, May 27, 2011
Earlier this week, Troy had finished putting in all the floor joists and foam insulation (on top of the new pad we poured).
For work tonight we threw some plywood down so we could walk around, dragged in the cement mixer and got to it.
Here you can see the gap we were filling:
To keep the concrete from getting all over everywhere we rigged up a shield which worked pretty well.
Troy would mix the concrete,
It all was fairly slick. Troy estimated we could finish by 11:00. I took that to mean 2:00 a.m. when plans hit the real world. Actually we were done by 10:00! Hooray. I think part of why we finished so quickly is that there were jobs we both could do and we didn't have a lot of time wasted because only one person [Troy] could do any of the work that needed to be done.
Our estimates jumped between needing three and four batches for the job. After mixing and spreading three loads, we finished with two half batches since 3.5 just wasn't enough! (That added a little time, but I took a little nap right there while Troy mixed the last half batch so not all was wasted. I have been soo tired this week.)
This is the area that took so much concrete:
When we were finished, all the empty area under the old slab and between it and the new floor was filled.
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