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Pouring Concrete for the Foundation
Work on the garage foundation continues. Also, Bob takes a tour of an antique car museum, housed in an old Shaker-style round barn at Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, MA. Back on site, concrete is poured into the completed formwork.
- Part 1: Discussing the Poured-In Concrete Insulated Form System
- Part 2: Tour of the Automobile Collection at the Heritage Plantation
- Part 3: Pouring Concrete for the Foundation
- Bob and contractor Bob Ryley discuss the pouring of concrete into Styrofoam forms for the foundation. The mix is slightly more liquid than most. While the increased flowability does not compromise strength, it helps eliminate cavities in the pour.
This innovative and functional post-and-beam barn structure is designed to provide space to store, and perform work on, boats and cars. Bob Vila takes us through the story,which centers around creating a state-of-the-art, ergonomically efficient, well-lit, and safe environment.
Also from Dream Garage and Boat Storage
Bob introduces the new garage and boat storage project, and looks over the plans for the post-and-beam structure with contractor Bob Ryley and architect Paul Pacella (from Maine Post and Beam).<br> <br> In addition, Bob travels to nearby Oyster Harbors, Massachusetts for a tour of a local marina with America's Cup champion Bill Koch.<br> <br> Back on site, excavation for the foundation starts and building formwork for the footings begins.
The garage project gets a real high-tech foundation, as layers of termite proofing, crushed stone, vapor barrier, rigid insulation, and wire mesh go down before the concrete can be poured. Mechanical contractor Frank Iadarola is on-site to explain how the Heatway hydronic heating system is installed in the slab to create a constant source of gentle heat for optimum car storage. Last, Bob tours an antique post-and-beam windmill at Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, MA.
With the garage's slab foundation complete, Paul Pacella and the crew from Maine Post and Beam of Cape Cod begin work on the framing. The truck arrives and drops the materials, which are sorted and then cut to size using special techniques and tools particular to this style of building. Bob takes a trip to Esty Lumber in Groveland, MA, where the materials are pre-cut to the specifications of each post-and-beam plan.
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