We’ve been here before, only not quite here… We’re going higher now.
These first four are pouring the walls for the sauna that will support the conservatory. These forms are all on top of the 6’ of footings that were poured for this area the first time around.
A helping hand from a friend when you need a little extra concrete.
Pouring the window well on the north side.
This big open space will be a grass terrace. The part that’s poured are the footings for the steps down to the yard. That entire terrace space will be filled with dirt. The footings for the steps are at back yard level so everything around that will be filled in.
Speculation over fish in our lake.
Here’s what we’re left with once the forms all all removed. I learned from the estimable Bob Caswell that the exterior insulation (orange stuff) on the concrete walls is intended to get wet. It not only protects the waterproofing on the walls from being damaged by rocks but water runs down it to the drain tile which helps to keep the concrete walls dry. Very cool.
Ready for waterproofing, a bit more drain tile and backfill.