July 21, 2018 – To speed up the construction process I decided to use round Quik-Tube forms at the interior piers. These are essentially cardboard tubes with a wax like coating. The tubes are placed in the excavated hole, backfilled and then filled with concrete. The trick with this type of form is to keep them as dry as possible during the installation and backfill. Once they encounter water they become soggy and begin to break down.
We placed, backfilled and poured three Quik-Tube forms and one square plywood form with bagged concrete. This makes a total of seven (7) concrete piers and thirty-five (35) bags of concrete.
The piers that were poured yesterday were also stripped and backfilled.
The weather is forecast to rain tomorrow. It’s going to be a mess!