Thursday, August 26, 2010

Taking Form

This week the foundation crew has been hard at work forming up the retaining walls. 

There was so much steel to be tied together to make the walls stout enough to hold all the dirt.

And they had a long way to carry it from the staging area down to the retaining wall.

And this curve was bit of a problem.  All of the steel had to be bent to the radius of the curve.

And the forms had to be set in little bitty sections...

...all the way around the curve.

The straight parts seemed to go up a little faster.
They are making a rebar sandwich.  I don't think it will be very tasty, but it should hold together.

Mid-week we had a visit from a guy whose job is a real grind.
 He had shields and earmuffs and all sorts of protection,
but I don't think the yellow jackets nesting in this old stump were very impressed by his armor.
He didn't seem to be fazed by it all.  I guess for him it's just part of the daily grind.

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