Thursday, July 8, 2010

Steel Yourself!

The steel finally arrived this morning, and the cages are now being set into their holes. It's all being done by hand so it's a time consuming and no doubt back-breaking exercise.

The cages are #5 rebar, wrapped in steel, and plastic wheels are used as spacers, to keep the cages away from the sides of the holes.

There are also little concrete blocks tied to the bottom, to keep the cages off the ground when the concrete is poured.

Tomorrow they'll start laying the steel for the grade beams into the trenches, and this will probably take the rest of this week, and even into next week. Eventually, when all of the steel is in the ground, the concrete truck will come and we can start pouring.

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