Photos of Naturist Legacy's early success
40. Strip footings for the clubhouse are formed and poured
The clubhouse would rest on three concrete strip footings, each being
2 feet wide and 60 feet long (see the
). Once the location of the footings had been marked, a fellow
director used his garden tiller to break up the sod so that excavating
would be easier (we would be digging by hand). When the excavating was
finished, we began building forms out of treated 2x10's that I had previously
hauled to the park from Winnipeg
We would reuse these 2x10's as floor joists after the concrete had cured.
We lined the completed forms with steel reinforcement rods and then called
for the required inspection. With that behind us, we ordered two loads
of concrete from Brokenhead
Redi-Mix & Supply Ltd.
I was immensely gratified to see the huge turnout of volunteers who
to help with the pouring of the concrete. We had originally planned to
hire a contractor to put in these footings for us but later decided
we could do the work ourselves. I and the many other volunteers who
dig, form and pour these footings ended up saving the corporation
$3,000! After excavating between the footings to create a minimum
distance between ground and joists, we were ready to start framing.
These photographs from my personal collection were taken in August 2013.
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