New Footings on a Tight Site

JLC follows the action as a concrete crew places new footings for an infill project in Portland, Maine, with local general contractor Great Falls Construction and trade contractor JB Concrete Foundations.

Long Boom

A concrete pump truck's boom reaches high overhead and back to the rear of a tight building site in Portland, Maine. Great Falls Construction (Gorham, Maine) is overseeing construction on the four-family infill project in a rapidly developing neighborhood in Portland's East End peninsula.

Pumping Concrete

Concrete masons with JB Concrete Foundations (Bridgton, Maine) place footings for a multifamily infill project in Portland, Maine in February. Access to the tight site is limited, but a concrete pump and boom helped the work go quickly.

Pumping Concrete

A concrete pump boom truck operator controls the flow of concrete using a remote control as masons complete the footing pour for an infill project in Portland, Maine. Constrution supervisor Jeff Barker, of Great Falls Construction, looks on.

Pumping Concrete

A mason crew with JB Concrete Foundations (Bridgton, Maine) places concrete footings for a four-family infill project in Portland, Maine. A four-inch slump was specified for this job.

Pumping Concrete

Steel brackets hold and brace the 2x8 sawn lumber footing forms at the correct width as masons us a pump on the street to place the concrete.

Pumping Concrete

Masons place concrete footings for an infill project. A four-inch slump was specified for the placement, requiring shovel and trowel work to smooth and level the footing surface.

Pumping Concrete

Concrete masons with JB Concrete Construction (Bridgton, Maine) wrestle the pump hose to place footings on a tight site in Portland, Maine, as the pump truck operator controls the flow on concrete using a remote control.

Finishing

Masons for JB Concrete Foundationsd (Bridgton, Maine) work on a footing pour on a tight site for Great Falls Construction in Portland, Maine's busy Munjoy Hill neighborhood.

Layout for Rebar

A concrete mason marks rebar locations in the freshly placed concrete footing using a jig made by inserting screws into a 2x4.

Layout for Rebar

A concrete mason marks the position for vertical rebar using a jig made with screws set into a 2x4.

Layout for Rebar

A concrete mason uses a jig made of screws set into a 2x4 to mark the freshly poured footing at two-foot on-center spacing for vertical steel rebar, which will tie the footing to the foundation wall.

Inserting Rebar

A concrete mason places half-inch rebar bent at a 90-deree angle into the freshly placed concrete at the pre-designated spacing. He hooks the rebar underneath the horizontal rebar that was placed

Inserting Rebar

A concrete mason with JB Concrete Foundations hooks bent half-inch rebar under the horizontal rebar in a freshly poured footing on a multifamily infill site in Portland, Maine.

Inserting Rebar

Concrete masons finish trowel the freshly poured footing and hook bent half-inch rebar under the existing rebar in the footing at pre-marked intervals.

Safety First

A concrete mason with JB Concrete Foundations (Bridgton, Maine) places safety caps on projecting rebar during a footing pour for Great Falls Construction in Portland, Maine.

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