Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waterproofing, pre-slab prep and underslab rough-in for plumbing.

It's been a busy week - Ideal set the replacement panel yesterday afternoon so all the walls are now in place.  Kevin and I spent the better part of yesterday and part of this morning caulking the seams in preparation for the slab pour.

The plumber was on site yesterday laying out the pipes for the downstairs bathroom (shower drain and toilet) so we had to have specific information for him including the toilet rough-in size (10", 12" or 14") and where the drain would be in the shower.   We were prepared so that wasn't any surprise - and the plumbers ran their test water column in prep for the inspection by the county today.

Today the concrete slab crew showed up to the do the gravel work in prep for setting the foam insulation, rebar, and vapor barrier.  This is another awesome crew - you can tell by the look of the gravel when they left the site today, they do extraordinary work.  We had a small glitch when the supplier called today saying they can't get our high density foam until Tuesday.  What that means is our pour will now be scheduled for Thursday to allow time for the final work on the pre-slab and the inspection prior to the pour.

I spent the day waterproofing the sub-grade parts of the panels 6 50# sacks of Thoroseal mixed and applied with a roller.

The front of the house which faces due Nortn

East side of the house

The cracked panel comes out

and the new one swings into place

That's 14,000 pounds of panel!

Here's what it looks like in prep for the foam and rebar - Clayton's team worked that gravel into a carpet!

The black "bucket" in the gravel is the waste lift station for the basement bath - drains for shower and toilet are the white PVC to the right of it

Just for perspective this is the house from overhead - looking East to West.

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!


    Waterproofing

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  2. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!

    Waterproofing

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  3. What that means is our pour will now be scheduled for Thursday to allow time for the final work on the pre-slab and the inspection prior to the pour.

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  4. Very interesting stuff..Keep up the great work. Keep blogging! more pictures please.

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