What a week! It’s been another productive stretch in the early phase of Rosslyn’s icehouse rehabilitation project. While site work ramped up outside, sculpting existing conditions into the vision percolating in my head, the icehouse’s interior underwent final preparations for structural steel, forming, and concrete. And, as of today, we are ready for rebar.
In the photo above Hroth and Peter are double checking footer depths and dimensions, checking levels with the laser, and putting the finishing touches on the dirt work in order to begin fabricating our rebar “cages”, etc.
Resembling an archeological site with pits dug deep into the old icehouse floor, the trenches and holes are actually “forms” for integrated concrete footers, curbs, and stepped slab.
Next, steel rebar and remesh will be cut, shaped, and structured per instructions of the engineer to meet or exceed structural demands of the rebuild.
Once concrete is poured and cured, the substructure (consisting of new concrete footers, curb, and slab integrated into old stone foundation) will provide stability upon which to frame the new interior. The resulting monolithic foundation will enable us to confidently proceed with building the next first floor.
Now that we’re ready for rebar I’ll add a new post when cages start to fill in the footer holes…