Friday, May 24, 2013

Pour in the Morning

Jacobsen crews were already at work pouring a new slab when I arrived at the site at 4 a.m.
The sounds at this hour were eerie.  The concrete pump made loud, squishy noises every 3 seconds.
Cement trucks arrived about every five minutes in order to keep the pump busy.
I was surprised to see a line of cement trucks along First West.  Another big pour was happening next door at the Nu Skin site.  From the post office lot, I could hear both pumps squishing, a bizarre symphony accompanied by the rumble of engine noise.
Somehow the basement looks the same, even at this hour. 
But the tabernacle, it's always amazing to see!


CJAllred said...

There are perks for being known by the crew. I'll bet it's preferable to pour that much cement in the cooler temperature at 4:00 in the morning and also allow the parade of cement trucks traffic-free efficiency. Your dedication is amazing. Thanks for the constant updates.

Julie Markham said...

I agree. I am friends with the Okland construction guard. She told me their crew would pour until they finished, hopefully about 8 am, and then they would have the entire holiday weekend off. I wonder if the same is true for the Jacobsen crews.

Jude said...

Great Job as usual. Thanks. I really enjoy seeing it in the early morning hour.