Friday, April 1, 2011

Almost out of the ground - quick note from my builder

We have poured the slab and footings as stated and yes the building suveyor does inspect prior to pouring. They provide details of their inspections in the relevant completion documentation.
We have to remove all the soil from the site as there is quite a substantial amount due to the depths of the holes encountered to the rock depths. This will be done earley next week.
We will be running in the remainder of the drainage next week which will take about 3 to 4 days with inspections from the board.
The next thing will be framing the lower timber walls to give our bricklayers a start for the base brick work.
We will also be putting in the foundations for the retaining wall. The engineer requires these footing to go down to rock as well and the depth to rock in this area is approximately 1.8 to 2.0 metres. given that the retaining wall footing is 1.6m wide, there will be a lot of concrete to go in. Wayne is contacting the engineer to see if there is an alternative. I must say that there has been a great deal of discrepancy in the soil report to the actual depths. We had also encountered rock in some sections that had to be removed. It is a relief to be out of the ground on this one.
I am awaiting the concretors bill to finalise the variation but I am expecting a considerable cost, sorry for that news.

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