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The Observatory Project - Concrete Construction
Dome Interior *includes metal pier construction and dome control system
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(Below) Day One - Post foundations dug - 18"X18"X18"+tall on down slope. Rebar to anchor into limestone bedrock at surface. Day Two - Pier foundation dug - 6'X6'X2.5' deep. No freeze line here in south Texas. More rebar anchors into bedrock planned.
(Below) Day Three (1 1/2 wks later) - Is this a disaster waiting to happen? Contractor assures me that this will work. Stay tuned....
(Below) Pouring Day - Well here it is. Having read so many horror stories, I came home at dusk to a very pleasant surprise....IT LIVES! Day After - Naked cement and a REAL pier! Contractors did some patching of honeycomb but everything looks good-to-go :>)