#Build4Kids: On the ground floor

The first week of November brought an exciting development at the building site for the new Joy Rose Center: A concrete floor!

Before dawn on Friday, Nov. 4, the concrete crew was getting set up with a massive four-story tall truck-mounted concrete boom pump to pour the flooring material onto the rebar that had been set up the day prior. All day long, concrete mixers came through the property, one by one, emptying their contents into the pump to be distributed, section by section, into the foundation.

After the rough stuff was poured into a section, workers with rakes, brooms, screeds, trowels and squeegees started the labor of making the floor level, flat, and smooth. Myriad machines, including ride-on power trowels, walk-behind trowels that look like floor waxers, and motorized screeds with telescoping arms have traversed the new surface to ensure it’s as free of cracks, spaces and uneven spots as possible.

Next up: Steel beams for the first floor.

If you’d like to see more photos of construction, please follow us on Instagram @CAPSElkhartand on Facebook at Facebook.com/CAPSElkhart.

And if you want to show your support of child abuse prevention for generations to come, consider buying a commemorative paver to be engraved on the front walkway of the new Joy Rose Center. You can learn more about that here: capselkhart.org/get-involved/a-new-home-for-caps/

Thank you for your support!

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