Volume 2, Issue 7
|June 30 - connecting corridor being formed||June 30 - installation of curbing in the garage|
|June 30 - final finishing of the southwest corner stairs||July 1 - last concrete pour of the NE corner|
|July 1 - concrete pump and cement delivery truck||July 1 - concrete being spread on the composite flooring system|
|July 6 - final finishing of garage east side curbing||July 6 - garage northern end curbing|
|July 6 - connecting corridor rebar detail||further rebar detail showing electrical conduits|
|July 6 - structural engineer inspecting connecting corridor rebar||July 7 - progress of construction - view from the south|
The construction project is progressing well. The temperature the past few weeks has been high for this time of the year and adjustments have been made.
For example, concrete pours have started earlier in the morning and chemical mixtures adjusted to cope with the quick curing times. Water is constantly sprayed on the floor for a week to slow the process of curing. This is a prevention method that lowers the temperature and slows evaporation to reduce cracks in the concrete. Concrete actually heats up as it cures and the contractors have taken every precaution to ensure minimum cracking.
The connecting corridor is scheduled for it's first pour on July 11th.