Building a Shop.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before but we’re putting a shop up at our house. You know so the boy can work on tractors a little more, because he doesn’t get enough of that all day at work. It’s a 50’x60’x22′ building, because I know you were all dying to know the dimensions. Anyways, I haven’t wrote any posts on it to update you so here we go, this is exciting stuff people!

First, they had to dig a trench around the perimeter of the where the building would be so they could pour the 4ft. frost wall. A frost wall insulates the ground beneath the building so it isn’t affected as much by the freezing and thawing we experience in the winter and spring.
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As you can see in the background, the frost wall is complete. The big pile of dirt is is the way of most of it, this will be used to fill in the area next to the wall. But clearly Jules is just as excited as you are ;).
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A better picture of the frost wall, as you can see the trench is still there. Kind of like a moat. 🙂
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Just when I thought about getting a dragon for the newly dug moat, they filled it in.
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Next they laid down the insulation foam and the in-floor heat tubing.
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Once the in-floor heat tubing was done they poured the floor. They are pouring the flow in two sections.
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Here they have started to pour the second section of the floor.
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It’s hard to tell but they finished pouring the floor, cut the concrete (to allow it to float as the ground freezes/thaws), and have begun working on the approach.
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They poured the concrete for the approach.
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So there you have it. The concrete work is DONE. They also finished the plumbing where the future bathroom will be, but I don’t have a picture of that. We can walk on it now, but have to wait two weeks until we can drive equipment, etc. on it. So once the two weeks is up we’ll start putting up the building. Kyle will probably start on stuff that can be done before the two weeks is up, because there are things that can be done without driving on it.

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5 thoughts on “Building a Shop.

    • The weather around here is pretty temperamental, we get both really hot weather and really cold weather. So the shop will both be heated and cooled. This is actually a pretty standard “shop” building around here. 🙂

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