31 October, 2015

Pool House Expansion Project, Days Twenty-Three, 24/10/15

Here we are at another day of the Pool House Expansion Project.

Day Twenty-Three - 24 October, 2015

One of the daily tasks the crew does is a general sweepdown of the whole construction area. Otherwise, the concrete debris would become overpowering in short order.
A Clean House is a Happy House
 Several columns and lintels have gone up. All of them will be tied in to the chain, the ring, or the belt-beam, whatever you want to call it, hopefully, making it a unitized structure of sorts.
Another Column Form Up
 Just a shot down the south walkway, which is the narrow walkway. The west and east walkways are both six-foot wide, while the south walkway is only four-foot wide. It was simply a cost-cutting measure that lopped off a few square feet thus lowering the cost a bit.
South (Narrow) Walkway Very Crowded
 Here's an overhead hot of the west outer wall. It's almost ready to receive the wooden forms for the chain.
West Outside Wall Almost Complete
 This is the lintel form for the office, on the right, going under the lintel from there takes you into the living room.
Office Doorway Lintel Is Ready
 Cutting up some wood for a form. Concrete houses use up much more wood than you would think for forms and supports, etc. Most of it is taken out after the concrete cures, and can be reused for other projects and stuff.
Surprising How Much Wood A Concrete House Needs
 Here's a view of the outside, south wall, showing the screen openings. We're planning to use shadecloth, like what we used on the pool awning and in the garden awning. Gina and Keith used it for their whole veranda on their house and like it well, so we're going to give it a go ourselves.
Outside, South Wall
 This view is looking from the southwest corner along the western outer wall, also showing the screen openings.
Outside West Wall
There's many more photos than appear in each posting. You can see all the photos of the construction project on Flickr at: There will be new photos added each day of the project.   

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