The floor was poured a few days ago but I’ve just got around to putting pictures of it on the site. The finish is a semi-gloss sealer which should turn a matte within a week. Wanda really likes the floor, it’s ultra smooth, actually too smooth (I think I may fall if I walk in with wet boots on in the winter). The concrete is still dark because the water hasn’t come out of it yet, it’s really nice stuff. We are going to reseal it with CPD 30, it’s the same sort of stuff that we have it sealed with but it’s glossy and thicker. We would have done that before but we were planning to put tile and laminate flooring over the cement, but now we may leave it as our actual floor (you might think we’re crazy but if you saw it you’d be impressed, it was trowel ed seven times). And many thanks to our concrete guy, he’s is excellent, he did a perfect job, and he made a driveway up to our garage door, plus smoothed out some fill that we had delivered, and last time we had ten truckloads of rock delivered he whipped up a driveway for us before I got out there to do it. I think he’s gone out of his way to make us happy.
My friend Dave set his canned drink down on the table like this. I’ve never seen this before and I was amazed. All you have to do is drink a bit more than half and put in on a flat surface. It’s good stuff. An other thing that would be good stuff is if someone made a giant French coffee press with this giant screen thing that Mike and I found. It would work great, it even has a sealing ring around the outside.
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The concrete was pumped into our house today, I missed it all, when we got there power trowelling was happening. Our niece took a action shot of what was happening. This was around 6 PM and it was just about done. It took 4 regular and one large truck of concrete to finish this floor.
Jack had his wife and son working today and Blair (seen deep in the dark corner of the house) as well.
It’s been busy the last few days, well not for me, but our concrete guy has been busy. Friday he hauled in some crushed rock and packed it. Monday the insulation 1″ of SM (R5) went in and got taped, then rebar was put 1′ on center. Today the tubes for the in floor heat were installed 1′ on center. Tomorrow concrete and a pump truck will arrive in the afternoon, and the concrete will be finished in the evening. People ask me why I’m not doing the in-floor heat myself, the reason why is because our concrete guy works so efficiently I don’t want to keep him waiting just to save a few dollars. A few pictures of covering the pipes and moving the big stuff to the neihbours are also below. The air compressor went in the bucket during the move. The exhaust was removed for clearance.
Here is the floor with fresh gravel that is half way packed. Our ditches were being repaired today and we didn’t have a driveway entrance because out culvert was being lowered. Our concrete guy dumped the gravel on the road and I think a few words were exchanged between him and the excavator operator, he didn’t get near the house until 2 or 3 this afternoon. I borrowed the bobcat to fix the approach to our driveway, it only had 106 hours on it, and it drove nice. I spent an hour after that cleaning the clay and soil out and off the bucket and tires, the window scraper works good for that.