Monday, March 31, 2014

Ready to pour the slab!

Today we got ready to pour the slab. First they had to spray the 2080 square feet to prevent termites from getting into the house. That's a Florida building code law for every building in the state. That took about an hour.
Then they covered the sprayed area with visqueen as a vapor barrier, making sure to tape the edges together, especially around the plumbing.
Then wire mesh was added with plastic "chairs" to hold the mesh off the visqueen so the concrete can get all around the wire.
Then the edges of the porch were prepared and the rebar sticking out of the stemwall was bent over to connect the slab to the stemwall.
Here's a look at the finished product ready for the concrete to be poured. Can you see where the footers are for the load bearing walls and the pillars to hold up the roof in the great room? If you look carefully you can also see where the sills are for the entry doors from the porches.
And here is grandpa doing one last inspection to make sure everything is all right.

1 comment:

  1. Well, at least you have more than prepared yourselves for the termite problem. That's time well-spent. It would really be better to take a section of the day just blocking those off your precious property, than have to spend days or even months dealing with them at a later time, at which they've already infested so much. Have a great day!

    Alta Peng @ Liberty Pest, Inc.