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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 6/12/2016

Concrete John visited the site on Thursday to review the pad, the ginormous hole and how things were going to be formed. Also reviewed the latest specs back from the engineer. We both thought that they are over designed, so I asked him to run them past an engineer he knew to get a quick second opinion. Based on the depth of the back wall, he didn't think so. So - that's that. Did I ever say that this is not an easy site or house to build?


He has ordered steel, much of which will be pre-bent, especially the #5 and the stirrups, where required. The insulated concrete forms (ICFs) were already on order. They'll begin to form the deep footers where the big hole is first. He has concrete scheduled to pour that on Thursday. Then a short stem wall in on top of that to get to the same level as the rest of the pad. Backfill the remaining hole with gravel. They'll also begin setting perimeter forms for the monolithic slab. 6' wide footers are around the edge. They'll have to drill the bedrock in order to place the stakes to set the forms. Did I ever say this is not an easy site? Then the slab pour. And then begin going up with the ICFs. He is expecting to have the first floor 14' of height, up and poured by the first of July. That would not only be fantastic, but he'd have to be smoking this thing. But he has committed to put as many as six guys on it, running 45-hour weeks. I knew there was a reason to pick this guy!

So, we will finally be out of the ground in a week and begin setting floor trusses around the fourth of July. Those of which I have already placed on order.

I'll check and see when the trench for the electric will be dug. We'll need power when we set the trusses and put the subfloor down.

Game on!


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