Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Concrete, OSB & Ceiling Joists

The end of last week was cut short as the carpenters took a much-deserved break for the 4th. The concrete industry, however, does not pause to celebrate America's independence, so we were able to get our front porch and garage poured on the carpenters' off days. It worked out well, because the two crews would have been in each other's way had they all been there. After the concrete had set, the carpenters were back Monday morning to frame up the garage walls and to cover the exterior of the house with OSB. After that was done, they started prepping for the ceiling joists and already had several in place when I left at 7:30 this morning.

Sequence of photos as the concrete poured into the porch

Raking the wet concrete around as it pours

Using a magnesium beam to smooth it out

Take 2, this time with the garage

The finished product

Maynard and David hanging sheets of OSB as Dad looks down from the master bath

Notice that we now have garage walls

The first few ceiling joists over the guest wing of the house

Huge laminated beam that provides support over both sets of doors leading to the deck

View from above the guest bedroms early this morning

Long ceiling joists that will span from the back of the house to the front of the porch

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