October 2016

Pole barn got finished up early October.

Finished Pole Barn.
Finished Pole Barn.

On the 4th. of October we got to see a blimp fly over the homestead.

Blimp fly over.
Blimp fly over.
Close up of blimp.
Close up of blimp.

The 13th. of October the concrete has cured enough to support vehicles.

Jeep and Tractor in Pole Barn.
Jeep and Tractor in Pole Barn.

Started some work inside pole barn, while waiting on dumpster to clean up old barn.

Second layer of insulation for an R-Value of 19.6 then covered with 3/4" plywood. Electric service and air compressor going in this corner.
Second layer of insulation for an R-Value of 19.6 then covered with 3/4″ plywood. Electric service and air compressor going in this corner.

Dumpster arrived, time to cleanup.  This is first of three so far, will need a forth delivered.

Donna helping.
Donna helping.
Filling up dumpster.
Filling up dumpster.

Cleanup is going good.

Before
Before.
After
After.
Before.
Before.
After.
After.

 

September 2016

September saw most work on pole barn getting done.  Still waiting on electric service install.  Preparations for pouring floor started on the 15th. with arrival of foam board insulation.

Foam insulation for floor.
Foam insulation for floor.

On the 27th. floor drain, Foam insulation, and pex tubing were installed.

Floor Drain and radiant floor heating being installed.
Floor Drain and radiant floor heating being installed.

Floor is ready for wire and concrete.

Came back the 28th. to finish floor.

First of three mixers arrives.
First of three mixers arrives.
Almost half poured.
Almost half poured.
Emptying second truck.
Emptying second truck.
All poured and setting.
All poured and setting.
Finishing up.
Finishing up.

September finally saw rain, in a day and a half we got 3.5 inches.  On the 30th. more stone for driveway was delivered.

Tri-axle dump truck and 3.5 inches of rain.
Tri-axle dump truck and 3.5 inches of rain.

That’s it for September.

August 2016

August was a very hot and humid month here.  Pole barn got underway, still waiting on electric, garage door, and floor.  The floor of the pole barn is going to have pex tubing in it for heat.  First they will put down 2 inch foam insulation.  Then either wire mesh or re-bar not sure which yet.  Pex tubing will be fastened to mesh or re-bar.  After that 5 inches of reinforced concrete will be poured.  When they come and do it I’ll be putting up pictures.

The contractor did come and work on the driveway, and put stone base inside the barn.

Working on driveway.
Working on driveway.
Stone base for concrete.
Stone base for concrete.
New driveway, after rolling.
New driveway, after rolling.

I started to put insulation in barn to get ready for electric service to go in.  The insulation I choose is a closed cell foam board 4′ x 8′ x 1 1/2″ with a R-value of 9.8 foil on both sides.

This is how I got it here.
This is how I got it here. This is only 5 Sheets, need about 47 for the walls. I’m going to have the rest delivered.
Just over half done.
Just over half done.
This is what 5 sheets covered. some where along this wall a 200 amp breaker box will be installed.
This is what 5 sheets covered. some where along this wall a 200 amp breaker box will be installed.

Got some time on the backhoe also.  opened up and made bigger a drainage dig above the barn.  So far I have about 3 hours total running a backhoe.

Backhoe ops
Backhoe ops
Finished, Lots of shale. backhoe did very well just have to be patient.
Finished, Lots of shale. backhoe did very well just have to be patient.

That’s all for August.