Our current featured work in progress section is dedicated to the MASSIVE amount of rebar going into the job at Branchville Oil in Ridgefield, CT. With multiple tractor trailer loads of rebar already tied and poured in place, this job is officially underway.
Keeping the ground from freezing was our biggest concern as we prepped for the 120 yard slab.
Our makeshift tent may not look pretty, but by keeping the moisture out and using our kerosene heater
to keep the temperature stable, we were able to keep the job going.
Piece by piece as the rebar went in, we checked our spacing and elevations to keep in line with all the different pitches this floor has in it.
Once the engineer came out to meet with us and saw the job, he signed off and the concrete was on it's way!
With the tent removed and the uprights in place, you can really start to see the job take shape. As the concrete went down, you
can see the oil resistant waterstop that was carefully put in place, which insures a sealed unit once the walls are poured.
With plenty of guys and Killer Concrete's pump on the job, all the concrete was down in no time.
Now all that's left is to float it smooth and recheck those pitches!
Since then, the 3 large pads and 3 smaller pads have been tied into place and poured as well. These 3 large pads will
be the base of the new oil tanks, while the other smaller pads will connect to the walls to create catch basins.
Now the vertical mats get tied and the forms start going up. With beefed up piers on the far wall and a
double mat around the entire perimeter, this job continues to eat up the rebar.
Each piece is tied one by one in it's correct place and double checked for accuracy.
As you can see, the spacing is flawless and almost an art that's too good to cover with concrete.
With all the forms in place, its just the little loose ends that need taken care of before the mixers show up. Covering the tops of all
the bolts is one of those last minute tasks that saves a lot of time by keeping the threads clean and concrete free.
Every square foot of concrete is vibrated as its poured, thus insuring that once the forms come off the end result is nothing but perfectly smooth walls. The tester makes sure to grab slump samples from each truck as we pour as well.
With all the concrete poured and the tops of the walls floated smooth, all that's left to do is cover
the wall back up with the insulated blankets and let it sit for a few days.
As the forms come off, you can see just how smooth the walls are thanks to the aluminum forms and precise craftsmanship.
This job is far from over, so please check back in for more updates on this job!
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