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Cleaned Out Foundation Trenches for Beit-Elohim & Concrete!

November 28, 2009

Before the trenches could be filled in with concrete, they had to be “cleaned out”. That means that all the loose dirt had to be removed. If the walls were uneven, they needed to be squared up.

As it turns out, the contractor who dug the trenches did a great job. The men came in to clean out the loose dirt, but they did not have to do anything else with them.

The next step is to put rebar in the trenches. The idea is that the concrete goes to the top of the rebar. This is how they make sure the concrete is deep enough and level. There are steps in the footers, so the tops of the rebar will be at different actual heights depending on which step they are in.

Here are some photos of the cleaned out trenches with the rebar in them. The rebar is not pounded in level yet.

In this picture, you can see the concrete filling part of the trench in the back. The big wheel to the left is from the cement truck.

Here are some photos of the guys getting the concrete in. This trench was on the far side where the concrete truck could not reach.

The long instrument you see is used for making sure the tops of the rebar are all the correct height.

Here the truck is filling in the closer trench.

This is one of the steps at a corner.

There is more to come when I can add another post. I have some videos coming up!

For previous info on Beit-Elohim go here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Teddybear permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:37 AM

    I am so happy for you and your family that you are finally getting started on your house. May God bless you with all the materials you need and then some.
    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and that you will hopefully soon be in your new home.
    All the best to you and God Bless
    Teddybear (Byron)

  2. December 9, 2009 6:23 PM

    Thanks, Byron. It’s awesome, isn’t it?

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