We got a call this morning from Chuck Kanzler at
Kanzler Foundations around 7:00 am wanting to
know if they could start the footings this morning. A
few days earlier than expected which is great.
They did an awesome job getting the forms in and
we should be pouring Wednesday morning. The
footings inspection should be done sometime
The inspector had to come back out on 04/05
and we got the go ahead to continue. Kanzler
Foundations was out this morning at 8:00 am to
brace the forms before the pour. They started
the pour around 1000 am. It took four trucks
and 40 yards of concrete. 04/06
We started stacking the walls once the footing
forms were stripped this morning. We have most
of the first two courses of ICF's installed for the
stem wall. We will finish up tomorrow, have the
inspection Monday and pour on Tuesday.
Pic 1 - Well, these are the first ICF's to go down.
Pic 2 & 3 - Bringing over more ICF's
Pic 4 - Dave cutting out part of the form for the
Pic 5 & 6 - The first course is almost complete.
Pic 7 & 8- Second course going up, just a few
more doors to cut in. 04/08
We completed stacking the stem wall today and
installing the rebar. We may have some rebar to
install under the doors in the morning ince we
talk to the Polysteel rep. before the inspector
Pic 9 & 10 - Completing the North wall after
cutting for the doors.
Pic 11 & 12 - This is the completed stem wall
with all of the door openings cut in. The band
saw really helped cutting the ICF's. 04/09
We installed the sleeves for heating, electrical,
sewer and floor drains today and attached the
Sono-Tubes to the pads. 04/10
Were finally pouring the stemwall. The first truck
went great, 1.5 hours to unload. The second
truck showed up with an idiot for a driver. It took
us over 4 hours to get his truck unloaded. He
couldn't get the slump correct the first time and
that set off a chain reaction. He must not have
brought enough water because he ran out and
had to get some from the well drillers.
Pic 1 & 2 - Installing V-Buck pieces to keep the
concrete from flowing out of the door openings.
Earl Green was out yesterday and today to do
the backfill of the stemwall. Earl completed the
backfill and cutting the hillside to the north of the
building. He had a lot of filling to do for the
carport area. Luckily we didn't have tp haul in
any dirt. 04/17 & 04/18