Chip enlisted the help of some buddies from work and hired a guy for the use of his concrete pump, this spreads the concrete around the various sections of the foundation.
The morning of, two concrete trucks show up and the rocks in the concrete were too large for the concrete pump. Chip sent only one truck back for concrete with smaller rocks and with the other purposely left on site (to make the most of their time) the crew set to wheel barreling the concrete into the designated spots. The guy Chip hired huffed and grumbled but surprisingly jumped right in to lend a hand and was a wealth of knowledge to boot. The second truck arrived as correctly ordered and the concrete pump was put to use and the guys, starting at 9am, finished by noon and spent the remainder of the day out on the lake. What a day!
|The footers are poured and set. The block is stacked and ready to be laid.|
|Chip is checking to be sure the block is level.|
|Laying a ventilation block.|
|The block is almost finished.|
The finished project:
Concrete pump: $450 (It was $390 but Chip tipped the guy as he did more than expected.)
Hired Helper: $600