Despite the snow, crews from Grand Traverse Construction are pouring the foundation walls today for building CDE. Five brave souls led by foreman Russ Julian have been working in the brutal cold for the last several weeks setting the forms for the concrete foundation walls. Yesterday morning temperatures were 15 below zero at daybreak and climbed to a high of about zero, so they judiciously rescheduled the pour for today.
Even though we have snow, the temperature is about 24° and climbing upward towards 30°, which is sufficient because concrete generates heat when it cures along with some cold-weather additives, blankets and propane heaters to keep it warm for a few days.
Next week will be able to backfill and then start framing!