May 13, 2012

Pouring the basement floor

Look what showed up at our house at 8:00 AM yesterday morning!  If I had any sons they would likely have been in heaven.  But our girls were all, "whatever, I'm not getting out of my pyjamas to see a big smelly truck".  

I thought it was pretty neat though.

They backed the truck right up the driveway and set up a chute through the side door.  Our contractor said this is the first time he's been able to do it this way.  On other jobs he had to carry the concrete from the street by wheelbarrow.  That's not light work!  I guess most 100 year old houses (like those in our neighbourhood) don't have driveways.

The PEX tubing is all encased in the concrete and will hopefully make it nice and warm next winter.

They flattened it all down, got out with the ladder, and left it for a couple of hours.

Then they came back with this machine to even out the surface.

Before it got too hard, we gathered the kids to make our mark on the house.

I just know they'll love seeing their little hand prints in the floor for years to come.

The whole family!


  1. Wow that's serious heavy metal! The poured concrete floor looks amazing, and it was such an ingenious idea for you guys to leave the "walk of fame" prints.

    1. Thanks, Michelle! Love that-- walk of fame. I think we'll have to call it that from now on.