After a nice relaxing 3 day long weekend the crew came to work early this warm Tuesday morning to commence with pouring and finishing 1950 square feet of colored concrete.
Below is a photo showing the rebar layout that will be embedded in the concrete.
It is number 4 size bar set on 12” centers
This shot shows the lounge chair area overlooking the pool
This is the elevated terrace - it is two steps up and overlooks the deep end of the pool.
The 3 pipes that you see sticking out of the raised wall will eventually be fountain heads.
Here you can see the nifty copper irrigation line that will be enveloped in a plastic sleeve ( to prevent galvanic action ) and the 4 inch white drain pipe . This is located on the upper terrace.
I usually disappear into the woodwork when the concrete arrives and starts to get worked.
The tension can be cut with a knife ! You really need to know what you are doing when the pumper truck arrives and all unnecessary people need to get out of the way.
This is one of the finishers troweling the colored concrete.
Check out his neat ‘skis’ .
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