Today we finally got the slab for the spa poured! It has rained all week so we had lots of water to bail out of the form and from around the outside of the form. The rain also delayed the pouring of the slab to this morning which meant a charge for Saturday and a charge for a short load, but concrete is hard to schedule right now because everyone is behind due to the rain and we were at least able to get it.
I hired Alberto at Mile High again to pour the slab and he arrived with three guys to get the concrete into the form. They had to use wheelbarrows to move the concrete. He ordered 2 yards and all of it was used.
The form was filled quickly and they leveled it with a 2 x 4. I had the form lined with plastic and they cut the plastic edge along the wall at the top of the concrete to get a smoother seam. Then Alberto used the bull float to smooth the top.
I decided not to put in any expansion joints. And after trimming the edges the guys waited a little while and then swept the surface for a broomed finsh.
The whole process only took about 2 hours. I’m thrilled that it is done. We can remove the forms tomorrow and put the spa on it after about 5 days. So exciting.