While it was a bit overcast the rain held off this morning, so the cement truck was able to use the roads into the property as planned. It seemed like overkill to bring a full size cement truck, but those 30 giant holes used almost all the cement in the truck!
In order to make the supports as stable as possible, these giant holes are filled almost to the brim with cement, permanently fixing them in position to be built on, and allowing all the temporary supports to be removed as the cement hardens over the next few days.
The most complicated part of the process was the cement truck carefully maneuvering between the supports, driving straight through the barn site in at least three different directions without hitting a thing!
The barn building dog was on hand, making sure everything was up to code when he wasn’t distracted playing with our cameraman and the barn raising crew.
See the video and photos below for an in-depth look at the process.
Guiding this huge cement truck backwards through the barn, never hit a thing. What a pro!
It takes so much cement to fill these giant holes.
Filled hole, and the barn building dog slacking off on the job.