Pump showed up at 8:30. Concrete showed up at 9. We had a good size crew there comprised of newbs, experienced ICFers, and the man himself, Andrew Hobbs.
However we were still scrambling to finish up last minute things. The concrete had to sit there for about 20 minutes before we could start to pump it.
The specs called for a 3000lb, 3/8" ship mix at a 4 slump, then we would adjust it on site. We started with the garage forms, and it went pretty well. Moved over to the basement walls, and it was getting hung up on the rebar and forms inside. We adjusted it to about a 5 slump and everything flowed great. It took a little bit of practice on the pumper to control it well (ok, took about the entire basement pour to finally get the hang of it) but everything turned out well. A little more sloppy and messy than I would have liked, but it all still works.
All in all, the stressful day went on without any issue, no blow outs, no problems really of any kind. However I am not sure if I am looking forward to it on the next level in a few weeks...
I am admiring our work from the mountain tops
Pumper truck getting started
Pouring the garage forms
first round around the basement forms. We went around this 3 times with lifts of roughly 3-4' each.
Me and my younger brother moving the vibrator. That large hole is for the HRV fresh air intake and exhaust. All of the holes for the hvac and plumbing items are stubbed through the wall with pvc so we do not have to drill later. Besides, not sure if they make a drill bit that big anyway....
Forms completed. One level down, lots of work to go.
This week we will get the plastic and that pretty pink foam down down on the rock floor. Hopefully pour the basement slab this Saturday weather permitting.
Rebar is continuous from the bottom of the form to out the top roughly 6". I will install a horizontal #5 around the top at about 3" up for the main level forms.
Garage forms all finished