House in Willcox (Pg 14)

It was now time to spread the ABC which is a mix of sand, gravel and rock. It is spread evenly to provide an even base for the concrete floor. Once it is spread it is compacted with a vibrating plate compactor. When the concrete is poured for the floor this base helps maintain an even thickness.

ABC spread to grade

ABC spread

ABC before it has been compacted

This plate compactor sure beats the hand powered one used earlier in this project.

The ABC is compacted and can now be walked on without leaving foot prints.

The house pad covered with compacted ABC.

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