The wall bracing comes with scaffolding built in. but that means the wall bracing is susceptible to movement while the scaffolding is weighted down with two or three guys pouring the concrete. The convenience of the built in scaffolding balances against the desire for straight walls.
Renting additional scaffolding that would stand independent of the bracing costs $3,000 per month. That puts money into the balance of straight walls. But wait, since the floor is already poured, why not rent a scissor lift for $500/month and just drive around the walls as we pour?
Friday is our scheduled pour day – 52 yards. I’ll know better then how the scissor lift balanced out!
Taking advantage of the concrete walls, I mounted steel brackets in front of the kid bedrooms so I can easily build benches after the walls get faced with stone. The benches will appear suspended over the deck.
We also started, finally, on the stone facing project. Here you can see some progress on the bottom level.
As big as the house is, it is blending into the landscape pretty much as I had hoped.
We are feeling the pressure of summer ending. Will we get the roof up before snow flies????