Day Eight - 29 September, 2015The guys were expecting several deliveries of sand, gravel, large rocks and cement. None of it light (in weight) stuff. In the picture below, it's been cleaned and readied for a small load of rock to fill it. After it's filled, Carlos (our caretaker) will cover it with marl and after a while, you wouldn't know there was ever a cave-in there.
|Cave-In Being Remedied|
|Cutting Rebar to Length|
|Omar Bending 1/4" Rebar As Frames For Heavier Rebar in Columns, etc.|
|Rebar is Already in the Trenches|
|Big Picture of the Vertical Rebar Pieces|
This is the first time that I've seen purpose-built standoffs. These even come with a length of tie-wire molded into the standoff, in order for it to be married to the rebar, so there is little danger of the rebar becoming misplaced during the pour. Pretty cool idea.
|Deeohgee Inspecting the Concrete Standoffs|
|Dianna, Reverting to Her Past Life, Keeping the Books|
|Another Small Cave-In. This One is About One-Foot Across|
|FatBwai Bringing Sustenance to the Troops|