A Diary of Building a Custom Home in Portofino in Clayton...Day 6 and 7
So we have excavated the footprint of the home, we have dug and layed the foundations. We let the foundations set and then the crew assemble the forms for the basement walls.
Once the wall frames are installed it is time to bring in the pump and the cement. There is no time to waste and they don't start until all the trucks are lined up on the road. The inspector came out to inspect the frames and gave the go ahead to begin pumping.
It is obvious that this crew have done this many times before as every one had a job and once that cement started rolling they had to move fast. You can see the amount of re-bar used to add strength to these walls. They aren't going anywhere. As the concrete is pumped into the forms they send down a pnumatic vibrating machine that forces the concrete into all the forms. They will allow this to set for a couple of days and then remove the frames.
Here are the links from the beginning of construction.
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