Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stumped !

"You Have Me Stumped"..... this is the comment left yesterday,
on the Wordless Wednesday photo.  It was a collage of pictures 
I took of the foundation to the new cabin.

This is how they form the walls for the basement, by using plywood
wall forms.  Two sets of  wood walls are erected 10 inches apart, 
sandwiching the steel grid between them.  The little red keepers
hold the walls apart 10 inches.  This chamber will be filled with concrete.

The "snap ties" with the red keepers, come threw the wood walls
and these lockers cinch down over them, keeping the wood walls
 from blowing our when the concrete is being poured.

All of these braces keep "everything" in place till the concrete hardens
and all of this will be taken down to be used again for another job.
This is very labor intensive work.


Crystal said...

I too was wondering what the red pegs were for, they sure look neat.

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi, the concrete is poured now, hope to get up this weekend for some more pictures.

Far Side of Fifty said...

It is coming along nicely! Interesting photos:)