June 2, Slab Grading is done!

Tuesday morning, finishing breakfast, comtemplating calling the excavator to see if/when they would be coming and I hear a truck on the road.  Look out and see the boys have arrived and I’m the last to know.  Anyway a busy morning, I rushed out and with a little help from the crew peeled back the tarpaulins and they were soon hard at it.    I on the other hand set about cutting the rebar that needed to go into bottom of the forms for masonry stove pad and the great room wall base.   In between putting the needed sand onto the slab grade, Perry loaded stockpiled sand into his dump truck and moved it to locations where he could place it at the worst of the deep trenches around the foundation.    Still need a lot of fill before we reach the desired grade around the South side of the house, but some of the worst places for water pooling are now gone.    Pictures below of the activities of the day.  Grading was complete around 1PM, and I got the crew to give me hand placing the pre-cut welded mesh on the sand bed for tying the pex radiant heat tubing in place.  That is the next step, and it is mostly me, with a little help from the plumbers to  make sure everything is up to code.

Putting more sand on grade and spreading it out.

Putting more sand on grade and spreading it out.

The shovel and rake crew spreading the sand, and checking for depth.

The shovel and rake crew spreading the sand, and checking for depth.

Working on the garage floor.

Working on the garage floor.

Putting fill between the house and garage foundations.

Putting fill between the house and garage foundations.

Reinforcing steel mesh in place on the house slab pad.

Reinforcing steel mesh in place on the house slab pad.

Looking from house to garage, fill in place and mesh down.

Looking from house to garage, fill in place and mesh down.

Looking from the machinery room in the house foundation, the sand piles are gone.

Looking from the machinery room in the house foundation, the sand piles are gone.

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