Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Concrete Galoshes





















A few of my few followers of a certain age will appreciate the title...

It's not witchcraft, but these mixers of Portland cement, rock and sand have become known as "concretins". The gray matter that it takes to make a life of the gray matter is sometimes skewed.
Fortunately, I found some fairly well-grounded (pun intended) concrete sub-contractors. Three hours and a bunch of folding money, and I don't have to step over the trench in the kitchen and laundry room anymore. Money well spent.

The protrusions in the floor of the laundry room are the toilet flange, the floor drain - every laundry/mud room should have one, and the forced air heat duct for the new 1/2 bath. The aforementioned eruptions in the newly screed concrete may appear high, but there is more to come. A self leveling mortar and tiles should get us pretty close to leveling the drain and water closet ring.

2 comments:

Hillary said...

Wahoo! Brings back memories of mud-brick renovation madness...dust, dust, dust...
I enjoyed the painting..adding color, always with music!
Secretly, I think Yair just liked the chaos!
Hoping to see the tiles soon...

YK said...

Hillary is correct- re the old house in Oz, but it's nice to see the progress at the GG- having crossed 'the trench' numerous times in my recent visit- and having managed to avoid falling in or stepping on the 'protrusions' i am sure it is more then just visual delight for you Tony. what next- fix the leak? or tile the floor?
Fantastic mate
Y