Foundation Walls for a Walkout Basement Entry in Riverton, Utah
Hello, Caleb with Dansie Design Build. Today we will look at the process we use to pour foundation walls for a walkout basement entry. So we’re here in Riverton, Utah, at a project that I took some footage of and wanted to show you how we get the concrete forms in the backyard.
Minimizing Honeycombing for a Walkout Basement Foundation
So we have a hopper and hose pump that pumps the concrete into the hose from the hopper and goes into clear piping back to where we’re doing the walkout. The pump operator has a button on his hip that he pushes that sends a signal to pump the concrete or stop pumping the concrete so he can determine how much concrete to pump. It flows around all the rebar, reinforcing what we have set up inside the forms. So as it goes down, it hits the stinger and vibrator to reduce any honeycombing that would occur, which is air bubbles in the concrete. So we minimize those.
Using Warming Blankets During Builds in the Wintertime
Then when we get the concrete all poured, we smooth it out with the trowel and round off the corners so that they’re nice and rounded. And then we’re going to let this dry overnight, and then tomorrow we’ll take the forms off and put blankets on. So blankets are insulated tarps we put over the foundation walls to keep them warm during the winter when we’re building in the wintertime.
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So that is how we pour foundation walls for the basement walkout entries. You can request a consultation if you need help with your basement walkout entry or want to finish your basement or remodel your home. Have a great rest of your day!