Due to the long period of cold weather with night frost into March, we were not able to concrete the front support at the ring channel until the end of March. The time until then was used to prepare smaller concreting works in other places in the area as “official assistance”. Among other things, this concerned an entrance ramp to the pipe workshop and a broken manhole cover. The concrete left over from the locomotive shed was to be used here so that it would not have to be disposed of.
We traditionally pour concrete on Fridays and before public holidays… 😉. After preparing our equipment, the truck mixer with the concrete arrived punctually on 26.03.2021 at 10.00 am. Within one hour, almost 5 cubic metres of concrete were placed.
A total of six club members were in action, always working at corona-compliant distances. The special challenge this time was to move the entire quantity in concrete buckets with the excavator across the construction site to the ring channel. Otherwise, we would have had to order a concrete pump, which would have been uneconomical due to the small quantity and would have caused high additional costs.
After the Easter holidays, the formwork could be removed, cleaned and stored for drying and further use. The freshly concreted support was trimmed, with special attention paid to the entrances of the later inspection shafts.