Tuesday, November 29, 2011

POURING OF THE CONCRETE FOR THE FOOTINGS


Insitu concrete was pumped into the Eco-block formwork.  Eco-block is an insulated concrete form (ECF) made from expanded polystyrene (EPS).  The black bars are polypropylene connectors that attach to embedded webs. Concrete was pumped into place,  gently vibrated and the top surface was then trowelled off.






Vibrating the concrete into place
Vibrating the concrete, and smoothing 
off the top face
 



Vibrating the concrete, and smoothing off the top face



The footing has been poured on the eastern section of the platform

Footings for the upper (western) section of the house

The insulation for laying beneath the floor slab is stacked on site ready for laying

2 comments:

nick said...

Hi, thanks for documenting this great project. Just wondering if and how you're insulating under your footings with your ecoBlocks?

Jackie Oliver said...

Wow, this was actually really cool to read about! I liked that you added so many pictures, great for visual people like me! I have have never really known how they pour concrete, but now I know! It's cool that they vibrate it, so that it's smooth on top, and doesn't have any air bubbles.


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