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.