Tuesday, November 26, 2019
After another good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast we drove to the job site. It was a bit warmer in the morning when we arrived and it reached 12 C ( 53 F ) by midday.
Billy used the excavator to drive down the piles at the corners of the foundation, with guidance from Erv, cut them to length with a torch and then we completed the installation of the rebar for the bridge footings.
By 1 pm the concrete truck arrived and we poured concrete. On the house side, we had the concrete truck filll the bucket of the excavator and then Billy dumped it into the the form.
On the road side Billy directed the chute directly into the form for the footing. Then we vibrated the concrete to help settle it and then troweled the top of the concrete.
Before we left for the camp site we covered the concrete footings with tarps because there was a prediction of rain over night.
A new crew for the house building project in West Virginia had arrived at the campsite at 10 am before heading to their job site and they arrived back at camp, just after we had started supper. They joined us for supper and we spent the evening getting acquainted with them.