Habitat Build with Orion Foods

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Habitat Build with Orion Foods

After work last Wednesday evening, we headed out to the west side of town for a new home build. As we waited for the Century Link volunteers to show up we set up the the pizza and cookies provided by Orion Foods and got our hashtag wall out for some fast pictures. Quickly, we realized that this could be a South Dakota Summer evening that we had not seen frequently this year with the heat index making a muggy 90 degrees. Promptly everyone arrived and we were then informed to move and to our relief the new site was somewhat shaded area.

Our task that evening was setting up the wall panels on the foundation. First we had to screw and put the rebar in to the cement and then we would attach them to the insulated concrete forms. These forms came packed on pallets, each with a couple dozen of the deceivingly light blocks. After removing them off the pallets one noticed the teeth along the edges that would hold them together. By the end of the night we had around 4 layers of these blocks and learned yet another skill!

Thank you to all the volunteers of Century Link for coming out and having another wonderful build!

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