Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

That's All For Today!

To compensate for expansion and contraction, they'll pour the cement in 20 foot sections, let it dry, then pour some more. If they'd let us write with a stick in the wet cement, we'd write, "We ♥ Ortega Library!"

It's a 15 Cement Trucks Day!

Our Adult and Teen Area Floors Are In!

Here Comes The Children's Room Floor!














Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Have You Been Wondering Why All Those Ribar Posts Are Shaped Like Candy Canes?




They're bent in candy cane fashion as a safety measure to protect workers from getting seriously injured.










Before they pour the next phase of concrete, they will mark the spot on the ribar where it should be cut, and then they will cut it.


This finished ribar is now ready to be covered with concrete.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

These Cute Little Grey Bricks Are Called "Dobies."

Dobies are used to keep the ribar in place when the concrete is poured.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Our Capillary Water Barrier



First, they cover the entire space with crushed rock, then they place sheets of plastic vapor retarder over the rock. Next, they'll pour the cement floor.