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Lakeway Lease Home - Slab Update

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

Exciting progress to share! Today we observed the concrete foundation being set in place. Due to site constraints, a boom pump was needed to set the concrete in all areas of the foundation.

Overall the house took about 7 truck loads of concrete. The garage will be set next week.

Pump truck setting concrete
Pump truck setting concrete
Pump truck setting concrete
Pump truck setting concrete
Pump truck setting concrete

Once the concrete slab is in place, the contractors will bring out power equipment (in this case a trowel) to begin finishing the slab. Concrete should be floated first and finished second.

Concrete troweling is a skilled trade that takes time and practice to perfect. Troweling is the process of smoothing out the surface of freshly poured concrete with a steel or wooden hand trowel tool. This task is often done by hand, which means it requires a lot of patience and dexterity. So if you’re looking to become a professional concrete troweler, here are a few things you need to know.

Concrete troweling is an important step in ensuring a smooth, level surface on concrete slabs. By repeatedly rolling the surface with a hand trowel or power trowel, it allows the top layer of concrete to set before the final set. This gives the concrete time to level out and harden, resulting in a smoother surface. In addition, troweling helps to remove any air pockets that may have formed during the pour, which can cause weak spots or cracks.

Power trowels smooth surfaces by using rotating blades. Blades may vary from different uses.

Subcontractor observing concrete
Subcontractor observing concrete


To learn more about this exciting project, please check out our project page.

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