Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Barn Renovation--Stage Two--Concrete Footings

We've been busy this summer. In addition to our farm work, we've been renovating a barn. If you missed part one, you can read about it here.

After the roof came off, it was time to bust up some of the concrete floor. The existing floor is about 4" thick. We plan to add a whole story on top of these walls. The second story will be supported with a series of steel beams. And those steel beams need a solid footing--something a bit more than 4" of concrete.

After the concrete was broken up, and the hole dug a bit deeper, we added steel reinforcing rod.

Some of the concrete needed to be brought over in a wheelbarrow.

And some could be poured directly in the holes.

The footings were poured 8" deep so as to support the steel beams. Then the concrete was leveled off, or screeded.

Next come the steel beams.

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