|Pouring The Foundation Wall
The cement was pumped into the forms with a hydraulic boom. The operator was a a new guy and the two of us were hard pressed to keep the nozzle directed between the forms while he learned which lever did what. The forms were rented conventional forms. There was no need for special angled pans on the 126 degree extension corners. The cement was poured in a "monolithic pour". In other words, the footing and foundation walls were poured at the same time. The wall forms were placed over the footing trenches using 1"x2" lath. The cement was pumped into the top of the wall form filling the footing in the first pass. Subsequent passes around the wall completed the 8" x 24" high walls. "J" bolts used for bolting the mud sill down were placed in the wet cement. The job took two men five days to complete and turned out great.
|Installing the Mud Sill
and Pier Pads
The top of the foundation was painted with an asphalt emulsion and pressure
treated 2"x4"'s were bolted with the "J" bolts.
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