Thursday, March 18, 2010

Concrete pour

This week we got the garage floor poured. This huge concrete slab covers the entire first floor and has radiant heating built into it.

Monday: We went out to the site and prepare to pour the slab

Tuesday: This was a good day to pour, it was nice and sunny out and we got the whole slab layed down before we had to go. Lucky for us there were no major mishaps and everything worked well.

Wednesday: We added some final furring strips to the outside of the house.

Friday: We took down some scaffolding we had rented from Tyler Rental, and we also got a door installed

Week 3/7 - 3/10

This week we learned about the radiant heating that would be installed in the floor of the basement. We also made the shed ready to be hauled off.

Monday: Today we went to the job site to hear the plumbers talk about the radiant heating system that was being installed in the house. Radiant heating (shown below) works by heating water and then sending it through pipes in a concrete floor, the heat then radiates out of the slab into the house.

Tuesday: We worked on making the tool shed a permanent structure that could no longer be taken apart for transportation.

Wednesday: Finished making the tool shed a permanent building.

Thank you to the Plumber's and Pipe Fitter's Local 262 for their continued donation of labor and expertise. Also, thank you to both Behrend's Mechanical Inc. and Harri's Plumbing & Heating Inc. for supplying us with materials at a reduced cost.