The Chirping Frog
The Chirping Frog
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  • Glen Carbon, IL

Vertical Carved Concrete Pump House


I have flower beds all throughout the yard. Which, in the heat of summer requires hoses all over the yard. I'd like to say "he loves me" and that's why he trenched water lines everywhere to help me keep my flowers alive, but the truth is he was really sick of hoses everywhere! I'll take it- watering is so much easier!
Now, to hide the pump...sounds like a good summer project doesn't it?
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First dug out and poured a pad with footings, then the framing begins.
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
Inner framing is nearly done.
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
Inner framing and rebar getting closer.
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
Ready to pour. Inner framing is done, rebar in place and outer framing with supports is in.
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
Here's a look from the lake side. Pour in progress.
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
I won't be doing any work to the top so he's stamping it.
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
Removing the forms. Almost my turn...
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
Here's the finished product. Took me a couple days to get it carved and another couple of hours for color.
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
how to concrete pump house, concrete masonry
Someday it'll get a door. Not sure when...but someday!
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Now when I want to water all I have to do is flip that little switch and turn on faucets located strategically throughout the yard. (Some still require hoses while others are now hooked to a sprinkler system). Thanks babe- works great!
The Chirping Frog

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