Mar 26 2012

Pouring concrete column caps

I am really glad I ended up pouring the concrete caps in place instead of trying to precast them and place them on brick. Each column had different heights, twist and tilts. By casting them in place I could adjust the form for a perfect look with just the right slope for drainage and adjust for different heights of the bricks.


I needed a center core of wood to attach blocks to so I cast them in place with some nails protruding to capture the wood in the concrete.


It took just one day to pour all three after the forms were set in placeā€¦. love the look!


I also took time to pour a step on the side to make it easier to get on the slab from this direction.


Next it is pouring the concrete cap on the 1/2 wall.