1757 Hwy 162 Benton, LA 71006 January 28, 2013
BHS Advisory Board Benton High School 6136 Highway 3 Benton, LA 71006
Dear Advisory Board:
For senior project I have decided to pour a slab and get into masonry construction. I have always been interested in how cement forms overtime and I found it interesting when I was younger and I use to see new driveways our patios made that’s why I chose masonry, because I believe this would be a good job to do in the future . As of now I hardly know anything about masonry work, but I am hoping to learn a lot from my mentor and this project.
My senior project is going to be on masonry construction. My project will be pouring a concrete slabs or patios. I will first prepare the site for the slab. Then I will build strong level forms around the area of it. After that I will build the base and pack it. Then I will straighten the slab with a steel bar. Next we will get my mentors cement truck, pour the cement, and flatten it. Last we will smooth the slab off and wait a few days for the slab to get hard and finish. This project will involve me and my mentor Chester Anderson. This may take place somewhere in the Benton community or my house. This is a stretch for me because don’t know much about the masonry industry, and I will have a lot to learn. This project won't cost me any money my mentor will cover all tools and supplies with the things he already has from the Txi company. It will only cost me my time. The authentic audience of the topic will be the community of Benton such as a church extension of a parking lot, or it could be me extending my basketball court to put another goal on the other end of the court.
Masonry has been and always be just a better way of...