Thursday, June 15, 2006
We woke up to rain again this morning so I did not think any work would get done but the "form crew" arrived and then the cement truck. They poured the cement for the foundation walls. As I watched I realized what a coordinated dance this is. The chute must be aligned properly. The pouring and flow of the cement has its own coordination to the stop and start call of the head worker. The forms are filled and the cement is pushed down in order to eliminate air bubbles and make sure it reaches the bottom and then it is smoothed out. It takes a coordinated effort between cement driver and workers on the ground.