Today we were blessed with perfect weather for the pumping of concrete into our formed walls. The job was flawless as five of our regular building team troweled the top of the walls and fine tuned the wall adjustments to insure they stayed straight and plumb before the concrete set.
It is always a little hairy when you have a nine foot wall filled with liquid concrete. There is a sigh of relief in about three hours when the walls are completely rigid. It takes about seven days for the concrete to achieve working strength and twenty eight days to reach design strength. The curing process, however, goes on for years.
Our thanks go out to our building team, Watauga Concrete Finishers, and Virginia Carolina Concrete for a great job.
If you can make it, please come and join us on the 23rd. We work from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. No tools are needed and lunch is provided. You must be 17 to work in construction at the site. The home is located in Jefferson off Highway 88. From Jefferson take West Main (Highway 88) to McFarland Publishing. Turn right on Hickory Hill Road and a left on West Hickory Hill. The site is over the top of the hill. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian Housing Ministry that builds homes in 70 countries around the world. We would like for you to be a part of it in Ashe County. Church and business teams are more than welcome to schedule a work day. Don't wait! Call and leave us your contact information (336) 846-2525 Please pray for our safety and success.