Officially breaking the ground for Smart Lofts @ Presidio! May 22, 2014
Preparing and pouring the footers
The City of Tucson Sound Ordinance ~ construction may commence sunrise - 8p Monday through Saturday! We are sorry for the noise...as we start early to beat the heat. We hope you our neighbors will consider it as the sound of progress.
Digging for underground plumbing, it has to go somewhere!
Underground plumbing installed. Flushing is just a few months away...inspection passed!
Mountain and Glenn Pictures
The building is laid out ~ sparing the native vegitation
Energized with some temporary power!
Grouting the stems
Gil ~ donde esta el hormigon? We ran out of concrete a few feet short. Measured three times, poured once, and still ran short :(
Back breaking backfilling ...
...and tamping it down
The walls are going up. Our masons are craftsmen with an attention to detail because the block will be left exposed, inside and out.
Just kicking the mortar to make sure all is sound.
You can wait for the concrete, but it will not wait for you. Our concrete finishers were on-site until late to ensure that the finished product was perfect. The foundation will be our final flooring; polished and revealing the nuiances of concrete.
Try as you will pigeon...
...but at the end of the day, it was finished perfectly.