The slabs and driveway are poured on our garage and patio cover project. It’s tricky pouring concrete when the temperatures are as warm as they are this time of year. Once the concrete is mixed in the truck at the plant, it will be completely hard in about five hours. For this project, it took three trucks of concrete, a concrete pump truck, and eight highly skilled concrete finishers to get the concrete placed and finished in this short amount of time. Louis Flores and his team have been doing our concrete work for several years. This is actually a small job for them, and they got it finished nicely with apparent ease. Professionals always make it look easy. Framing is next!
Our garage and patio cover project is underway. The initial demolition is complete, and we are now installing the foundation. We removed the patio cover, sidewalk, bushes and the brick from the wall where we are attaching the garage addition. This wall will eventually be gone, and removing the bricks lets us match the new floor right to the existing garage floor.
Below are the beams we dug for the new foundation. This is a floating foundation. We mimic the existing foundation so that as moisture causes the soil to expand and contract, the slabs move, or float on the soil at the same rate. The beams keep the slab in place and keep the slab from flexing.