New Showroom In Providence - 2017

Exposed trench where footing and foundation will be poured. Showroom will be 92 feet wide and 52 feet deep. Note new entrance to existing shop on the right. The first stage of the "footing" for the foundation is in progress. Steel "rebar" is placed strategically into the cement for strength.
Cement is poured to the required depth. Cement is poured to the required depth. Every corner and crevice needs to be filled. Coarse grading (in the foreground) is followed by manual troweling.
Thousands of pounds of steel "rebar" are needed. Foundation almost done. Now, let it "set". Prefabricated wooden forms arrive.
Erect the forms. Four-foot vertical forms in place on top of footing for foundation wall. Forms securely braced to withstand pressure from tons of wet cement. We are ready for the cement pour.
Cement pour begins on the upright wall. Troweling must be done simultaneously with the pour. The second truck arrives with another eleven cubic yards of cement. The upright forms are removed exposing the finished wall.
The forms are loaded back onto the truck to be used on the next job. View from the pit showing the footing and upright finished wall. Another view from the pit showing the footing and upright finished wall. Four inch thick Styrofoam panels are now required by the building code as insulation.
Four inch thick Styrofoam panels are now required by the building code as insulation. Four inch thick Styrofoam panels are now required by the building code as insulation. The backfilling and grading begins. The backfilling and grading begins.
The backfilling and grading begins. Heavy debris is separated from the backfill material. A heavy roller is used to compact the soil. A heavy roller is used to compact the soil.
Back wall footing and foundation is complete. Back wall footing and foundation is complete. With the complete foundation finished, the backfill and final grading is underway. With the complete foundation finished, the backfill and final grading is underway.
Backfill and final grading are complete. Construction of the building can now begin.