An excavator filled inside the stem walls with a select fill. The
stem walls elevate the building above the flood plain. Grade
beams and utilities are located within the walls.
Plumbers and electricians ran pipe and conduit below what will
be the first floor. Pipe hangers will attach these pipes and
conduit to the bottom of the concrete floor.
The concrete crew pumped concrete into the
A large concrete pump truck simplified the floor pour by
delivering concrete exactly where it was needed.
The concrete pumper allowed the crew to direct concrete around
the utility pipes in an efficient manner.
A simple 2x4 board was used to level the concrete.
Hand trowels helped smooth the surface.
A larger trowel helped make the floor surface uniform.
After the concrete cured slightly, workers performed
additional surfacing to create a really smooth surface.
A power trowel smooths the surface of the floor.
The complete foundation and first floor is ready for the