Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thurday-Plaster and drain pipes

You can see by the picture of the south side of the church that they have begun to remove the plaster from the outside of the church in certain areas. This shows the look of the actual rock that is under the plaster. Where they are removing it above the window, it's interesting to see how the rock is laid in a fan design around the top of the windows.

Also, today they worked at the back of the church to install some drain pipes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday--Footings in the front

On Wednesday, the footings were poured on the front side of the church, as seen here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday--Snow and benches!

Yes, on Tuesday it snowed in Serbin, as you can see! So, it was another good day to work on the benches.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wrapping up the outside work

As you can see, we are getting very close to completely the foundation work on the outside of the church.

On the sides where footings have been poured, such as the North side shown here, plastic material has been laid down to protect against future water problems.

You can also see the front of the church, the last remaining side in need of foundation work, where they have began digging to prepare for more footings.

Yesterday, they removed the gas line pipe which goes up the back of the church to connect to the furnace.

Finally, a photo shows the north side of the church being complete, with plastic installed and now all covered back up.

Friday, February 19, 2010

More foundation progress

They are preparing the north side for attaching the plastic material used for water control.

You can see how muddy the southwest corner of the church was under the ramp.

The ramp and steps have been moved from the front of the church.

The strengthening beam on the north side of the church has been poured.

You can see how much water has been soaking in and standing at the northwest corner of the church. As they attempted to dig the trench down the front side, they were faced with lots of water and mud.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wow!--missing rock under the floor?

Here are more pictures from today near the front of the church. The ramp and steps are totally removed. The one close up photo shows how mucky the southwest corner was under the ramp, which shows that there were problems with water standing there. One picture shows the view from below the entrance of the church. This makes it still questionable whether or not there is rock under the current floor. You can also see the slab and then dirt, so its unclear if there is actually any rock below that.

More Restoration Progress--Thursday

These are pictures of the west (front) end of the church. They are tearing up the ramp and by the pictures (one close up and one at a distance) you can see how there are hollow spots under the ramp where the water can run from one side of the church to the other. This also causes water to stand there in that spot.

The north side is completed with the strengthening beam and all footings.

The east side (back) is being prepared for the final strengthening beam. You can see pictures of steel and forms.

Pouring More Beams!

We have had alot of sunshine this week, so the work is on again! Multiple footings have been poured on the East end throughout the week and alot of progress is being made.
More pictures of this work should be available soon.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More footings and digging

Today, they poured more concrete and dug more under the church. Lots of activity now that the sun is shining!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today, they dug a hole under the church and prepared for more concrete footings. They poured footings on the east side, including the one that goes under the church.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Organ Restoration Progress

Here are a few photos of the organ restoration in progress, particularly on the organ reservoir and feeders.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More concrete poured!

With a short break in the rainy weather, work was able to continue on the beams on the side and back of the church, as you can see from these pictures and video of concrete being poured!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Stone flooring

Here are some photos to illustrate how the new church flooring will be laid out. The top photo shows the stone material that will be used. The bottom photo show how it will be laid out.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Working on the Pews

As we wait for the ground to dry enough to continue working on the foundation, work continues indoors on the church pews.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Working on the Pews

With the rain, and more forecasted, there is not much to show today in the way of photos. There is progress being made, though, behind the scenes. During days like today, they are able to work on the restoration of the benches, which is occurring offsite. If we get some photos of that, we'll post them soon...