Work continues on the lower level (“inside the hole”), the area that will contain six new classrooms, a large social gathering area, a Christian education resource center, a bridal lounge and several new bathrooms. A great deal has been accomplished in the last week:
Later this week and next, the final section of foundation wall (northeast corner) will be poured. Immediately following, another concrete pump truck will pour the entire basement floor, including ADA-compliant ramps that will lead from existing areas of the lower level to the new area under the sanctuary.
A new steel stairway was hung in the southwest corner of the church.
The old abandoned stairwell in the music wing was bocked off.
New footings with rebar were poured for a second lower level stairwell.
The wooden forms for a short “knee” wall are ready for concrete.
Gravel is spread over the rough electrical (gray) and rough plumbing (white).
A layer of gravel forms the base underneath the poured basement floor.
A plastic vapor barrier (10 mil) is laid on top of the gravel and under the concrete.
The vapor barrier extends from wall to wall, with cutouts for the steel columns.
Electrical conduits, to be located inside a future wall, rise from the basement floor.