Sunday, August 29, 2010
Look how close we are to the fence
French doors will go here
Recessed areas for the showers
Outdoor area. It's all outdoor.
footings for the bricked piers
Here's a picture I took when they just laid the slab. The guy is flattening the top surface.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
I see the electricians have roughly run their power cables to the house too.
Missing piers here still haven't been bored.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Edge beam rebate should be in line with the footing.
I hindsight, I should have put up a sleeeper wall here. Elliminating the need for waterproofing, large footings, and it could have been installed closer to the fence. We wouldn't have had the drainage issues either. It slightly cheaper, but doesn't look as nice. I'm kicking myself, now, as I'm not sure what implications this causes to the drainage of the land.
I will be paying for variations to cover the costs in this too.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The excavator guy didn't do the job I wanted. I wanted the neighbours block to be flattened and level, not sloping the way it is. But I guess he did the best in the circumstances. It was pretty much raining during the work. But also I asked him the compact the soil around the footings of the wall which had the footings directed at the house. The soil when it gets wet will absorb the moisture and make it really soft like a sponge. If it's compacted properly, than the amount of moisture it absorbed is minimised. As we can see this is why the surveyors stopped, the site was too wet to work with. The pegs would not stay put. He only got partially the way around and stopped work.
Got top soil on top of the yard space, it will level at handover and turfed. I also concerned that the yard area is not properly compacted. Once we recieve rain and the soil looses the aeration, the soil will drop, more so because it's clay type soil. Highly reactive.
Some survey pegs
That fill was flattened as best it could be
The soil is very wet.