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Gerrit    Posted 09-27-2004 at 09:46:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Fern,

Herewith some pics of the construction of our house.
It's all pretty straight forward..
Starting from a foundation for the columns, attach the rebars. Then the floorslab is poored - lots of steel in there as well.
Then the walls are blocked up. Here and there a vertical rebar ( every three feet or so )
The columns are poored before the next level slab is poored. The floor of the next level is poored in connection with the tops of the columns and a ring beam on top of the wall.

Lots of steel, lots of concrete but strong enough to withstand even strong hurricanes..

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-27-2004 at 11:19:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Alright
Now that looks like hurricane proof construction. I like it. See and have done similar construction like that only a bit heavier duty for commercial construction, up here, primarily used in manufacturing or office space facilities.
Do appreciate your taking the time to dig out and show us these pictures. Maybe some of our in-between neighbors will get the idea there are better ways and methods to building lasting houses.
An appreciator of sound quality workmanship. Thanks again!

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