In order to suspend the rebar structure that is on top of the roof the guys poured a long slab of 5 inch wide strips of concrete. Once it was cured, they cut brick like pieces to put under the rebar grid. This was to ensure that the rebar is placed in the middle of the concrete.
In this shot you may notice that the edge of the foam has actually been trimmed. We did this because this piece of foam will actually rest on a supporting wall. We wanted to add a thickened edge of concrete in these areas to help support the second floor.
Al is mounting a chainsaw to the table that he built out of an old door. This "table saw" will allow us to trim back and edge the foam blocks. The foam blocks are 8 inches thick so the blade on a chainsaw is just the right length to work. Ingenuity at its finest :)
About a year and a half ago, the pto drive on our John Deere 4010 broke. At times it would enguage for us but most of the time it was ceized up. Knowing that we would have to split the tractor open we were very hesitant to do it on our own. In Gods timing the exact person for the job showed up! In less than two days Darwin had the tractor opened up, the problem diagnosed, repaired and put back together. Thankfully with the help of Green Valley Equipment in Altona, we had the right parts on hand so that Darwin could fix it. So thankful that is problem is finally resolved.