When we poured the slab for the Momplex, we saw an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.
The Momplex is just one gigantic box. This is intentional - building square saves time, money and frustration. But to make up for the Momplex's lack of character, we are doing some overframing on the trusses over the garages. This not only sheds water from the garages, but will prevent ice building up in front of the garage doors.<div><br></div><div>But then that just means the water/ice problem is getting transferred to the doorways. So we added some little roofs over the garage entry doors. And they are also kindof cute and add character to the front of the Momplex.</div><div><br></div><div>The little roofs require concrete posts below the frost barrier to keep the roof from heaving. When the ground freezes, the moisture in it can freeze and expand. This can cause the roof systems to get pushed upward if the foundation for the roof system is not below the frost barrier (like the Momplex is). We will also use a similar system to support the decks and porches.</div><div><br></div><div>We decided now is as good a time as any to put the support systems in to build the roofs. Who knows, the next time we pour concrete, there could be a foot of snow, making this task exponentially more difficult. And if we are already paying for a concrete truck and pump truck, might as well get our money's worth out of the pour. </div><div><br></div>
<h1>Magic Show</h1>Before we get to how we put posts in the ground, we've got three giant tops. One has a surprise under it. Take your guess.
<h1>Did you pick one?
If you guessed 2, you guessed right!!!
Once filled, the tops are scraped off, much like you would scrape the top off a overscooped cup of flour. <br><div><br></div><div><img src="http://ana-white.com/sites/default/files/footers-for-deck-roof-14.jpg " width="470px" alt="" align="none"></div><div><br></div><div>And they cure, happy to have a buddy.</div><div><br></div><div>I hope they like each other. They will be best buds for a long time to come!</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>