Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The block wall is going up, and we've amount a huge amount of excavated fill. Even though the other fill was delivered for free, it seems I won't have a need for it. I'm frantically trying to find somewhere I can dump it. And it's not going to be cheap by the looks of it. It's not my block that I've stockpiled it either. I told the neighbours it was going to be temporarily stored until I can find somewhere to dump it. A very costly mistake. I really should have waited until I needed it. Bugger!
I'm building an Everest home, not mount everest.
Reinforcing bars in the block work.
Yay, sleepr walls in. Some panels were put back into place too. Out off all those sleepers, I have two left over. What am I going to do with it? I can't sell it back. And they were expensive. Almost $400 a pop.
Aggi pipe for drainage. Notice how the footings are facing towards the backfill side. Wall are more effective this way.
This wall we have the footings facing the opposite direction as we didn't want to be removing the fence and excavating more soil back.
They have only partial finished this wall.
Friday, July 23, 2010
gravel for backfill
It seems like we've developed quite a mound of excavated soil. It's making me feel very uneasy about the fill I asked to be delivered. I might not even need it. I thought the amount of soi that comes out, would be enough to go back in.
Metricon came on site to place the portaloo on and also attach their sign. I should tell my SS that he's not a good speller. It should be Coventry
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
750mm diameter post footings at about 1.8m down
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
There's plenty of clay here on site.
Today they could only finish off this side of the wall. The other side will be done tomorrow. The rest of the day was trying to remove the acoustic panels, they were a bugger of a thing to take out. We rigged up the excavator with chains to lift it off.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I had the sleepers and new posts delivered to site. I can't believe it almost cost $1000. I needed a semi with a crane.
Long beams and sleeper. I also organised some fill to use in the back yard. It seems too much. I calculated I needed about 60cum.
The lone boundary peg.
nice cut job I must say. I wonder what it will look after once the wall guys have been all over it.