Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Screened Porch Concrete Pad

Although the kids thought we had a H U G E sandbox next to the new house, it's acutally our future screened porch.  This week, we had the concrete pad poured.  A timber frame type structure will be built on it and filled in with screening.  We hope to use it for meals and hanging out bug free in the summer.

Here's what the concrete contractors started with.  They pulled the sand back from the edges and inserted rigid foam insulation to help prevent the foundation from cracking during freeze-thaw cycles.

The forms were installed, the area was filled with crushed stone and compacted.

A metal mesh and rebar was installed to reinforce the concrete slab.

 The forms are shored and we are ready to pour!


Forms remove, concrete surface power-troweled.   

A close up of the surface.  We're not sure if we'll put anything else on top, or just leave it as is.  The exposed foundation will be partially back filled and the remainder will likely have stone.

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