Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Building Mexico, More Update

I want to include a nice detail to the last post: 
and to the post from last year on this house:

In the photo above you can see the curved column 
that will hold up an arch.

And these pvc pipes cut in half are the forms.

They look to be 8" schedule 40 maybe.

Here you can see how the concrete arch is formed.

The bricks will be taken out
 and the final arch will be shaped with the cement plaster.

Once finished,
 this house will be covered in cement plaster inside and out,
which will cover the brick and concrete in a smooth and consistent finish.

One will never know what lies behind those walls,