Posts Tagged ‘slab’

Foundation Installation

May 30th, 2010 by KTU | No Comments | Filed in 2. The Site, Excavation, and Foundation, Park City Mountain Modern

This week we got the foundation installed, the damp-proofing and insulation in place, the footing drains installed, and the sub-slab rough plumbing placed. We’re now ready for the lower-level slab to be poured (with the hydronic tubing for heat installed within the slab).

Here are the photos of the foundation and related steps.

Steel installed within forms.

There's a lot of steel rebar in a foundation. The first step is to tie the bar, using a power stapler-like tool.

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Lower Level Slab – Tinted Concrete

June 8th, 2010 by KTU | No Comments | Filed in 2. The Site, Excavation, and Foundation, 6. Interior Materials and Finishes, Park City Mountain Modern

The flatwork guy (Gough Concrete) poured the lower-level slab on Thursday and saw-cut the control joints on Friday. I stopped by on Saturday to take a look. We used a 2% mix of Solomon liquid color, which they call “smoke.” It’s just right. The tint is significantly darker than natural concrete, but still comes across as gray, not black. This color in this concentration costs $39 per cubic yard of concrete. Given that the mud itself only costs $110 per yard, that’s pretty significant. However, given that for this I get a finished floor, I consider the tinted concrete a bargain. This floor cost $5.40 per square foot for everything (#4 rebar, pump truck, concrete, tinting, placing the concrete, finishing the concrete, coating with an acrylic sealer, and saw cuts). This did not include the 15 mil vapor barrier and the under-slab insulation, which my plumbing and heating guy did.

Tinted concrete slab (2% Solomon liquid color - "Smoke")

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