Ryan has woken up to be at 6am slab pours many times. I, on the other hand, have never joined him. I always said I would one day but I think it was always going to take some extra motivation to get me up and going for that.
It was COLD this morning... 25 degree's cold at our new house. We arrived a little after 6 and the crews were there, just waiting for the concrete. We think the trucks got a little lost but they finally made it. The waiting crew built a fire that I greatly appreciated once they got to work! Before 7am the concrete was flowing from the pumper and the action began.
It was interesting to watch these guys work. Everyone had their job. One guy guided the pumper hose around the form, telling the pump operator where to go, when to stop pumping, etc. Other guys distributed the concrete around evenly while some others came behind to start smoothing it out. At first glance it seemed really disorganized but in the end, it was apparent that they knew what they were doing!
Ryan says we should be ready for framing to start mid next week. There are some clean up steps over the next few days -- the form boards are taken down and some grading around the slab. We might have some downtime before the framer can get to our house but hopefully not more than a week.