Preparing for the Slab
We put in the forms for the slab today. We’re hoping it can get poured late next week. We still have to put insulation under it, plus rough in the plumbing and lay the pipes for the radiant in-floor heating system.
Today we had Rene out helping us, plus the usual suspects: Dad, Mom, Joanne, Mike (the builder), and myself. Rene is a native of the small town nearby, and a real hard worker. The day before Joanne’s parents came out for a visit and to check out our progress, we took them up to the top of the hill to check out the tower site and the view - which they had never seen.
I think we made a great choice in our builder (Mike Cooper) he can’t be there as much as he (or we) would like but his care and attention to detail is fantastic. We checked our dimensions today and over the entire foundation so far we have only a very very small variance from the plans. Damn impressive. He’s always in good humour, no matter how frustrating the work, and he’s out there at 8am on a Saturday ready to go. There’s no way we could have done this much alone, let alone done it this well. Unfortunately (for everyone else) we’re probably his last freelance house as he’s taken a full-time job. Lucky us though!
As you can see from the pictures Gator has developed a real fascination for manual labour. As I hammered in the stakes for the bracing with the sledge hammer he followed me from stake to stake watching in the most fascinated manner. Unfortunately when you’re done you have to prevent him from trying to pull the stakes back out!
Did we take pictures? Of course we did.
- Posted by: Glen
- September, 21, 2002