Our first concrete pour of 2015 – the first floor slab and patios! Here is a photo pre-pour, illustrating the rebar as well as the amount of forming required to create the back patios.
The back patio (on the furthest side from this photo) is approximately 12′ off of the ground level. The bags were filled with gravel and then plywood was constructed as the exterior form for the concrete walls and slab. Here is the patio after the concrete has been finished.
Here is an aerial photo of our property after the concrete pour, taken on January 19th. We are now using the first floor as a staging-area for the materials we have to build the 1st and 2nd floor walls.
As you can see in the photo, we have already started setting the corners in place.