Concrete forms were erected. The footings were poured earlier this week and the basement walls were poured today!
The section with the grass will be our covered patio. The angled framed area (lower left) will be the outdoor fireplace. Our dining room/kitchen is to the right.
Here is the same area from another perspective. This is looking though the patio area all the way through the main level.
I brought Dear Mother-in-law to watch the pouring process and we were amazed how cleverly it's done now. The concrete trucks pour the concrete into a large pumping truck which then uses a long, jointed boom to deliver the concrete exactly where it's needed.
What a contraption! Dear MIL was quite impressed! No more carting concrete in wheelbarrows! The pumper truck operator uses a remote control to manipulate the boom. He's the man on the right in the gray shirt below.
The guys then smooth out the wet concrete on top of the forms. They had the forms filled in just about four hours. The concrete will be left to cure for a day or two, then the forms will be removed.
It's getting exciting now as we can actually see the footprint of the house!
The weather forecast for next week sounds a bit wet and stormy but hopefully we'll
be able to see some construction! Thanks for stopping by!