It started out to be a great day. No rain, the pump arrived in time at 9:00 AM, the first concrete truck from Milford Redi-Mix arrived at 9:30 AM, and the concrete placement process began smoothly. When you have a great crew with exemplary leadership of Dave Dotson, and Matt Lincoln, every thing is well planned and thought out and that results in smooth sailing and no unwanted surprises.
We did have a minor hickup -- after the second concrete truck arrived, Milford Concrete had lost power. However, they arranged with Fenton Concrete to send us the next truck of concrete-mix with pea-gravel. And the final truck with another 7.5 cubic yards of concrete came again from Milford Concrete. We thank Derrick of Brisky Bros. Construction Inc -- supplier of the pump, for being so patient and accommodating in this situation. It was good team work at play -- there was no panic and no short nerves. Our need for 37.5 cubic yds of pea-gravel mix concrete placed with a boom pump for some 2850 square feet of wall area was satisfactorily met.
You will see from some pictures that I took, Dave Dotson, Matt Licoln, and crew -- Darrell, Dave, Nate, and Zack did a great job today. We are now shooting for setting up steel posts and beams in the basement on Monday, Oct-09-2006, and then following it up with the erection of open-web steel joists and metal deck for the First Floor concrete slab.
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Concrete placement in Basement ICF Walls on Oct-06-2006 ... Picture 1
Concrete placement in Basement ICF Walls on Oct-06-2006 ... Picture 2
What a beautiful site ... nestled amongst tall trees -- and look how pretty the trees look sporting beautiful fall colors on this crisp October-06-2006 Michigan morning
Concrete placement in Basement ICF Walls on Oct-06-2006 ... Picture 4
In the background are Gary Stehr on the left and Papa Stehr on the right as we see Matt Lincoln placing the vertical bars in a section of the wall.
Concrete placement in Basement ICF Walls on Oct-06-2006 ... Picture 10
Thanks to Fenton Concrete as they sent out the third truck when Milford Redi-Mix had lost power -- Good Team Work between Charlie, and Keith of Milford Redi-Mix and Bill of Fenton Concrete -- Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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