Earthworks and slab preparation.

My blogging fingers are poised above the letters “S, L, A and B”.  My local sources are at the ready to snap photographic evidence.  The invoice has been received!  The sun is shining on Mandurah.  And, ingredients for trial #1 of House By The Water’s signature cocktail have been purchased.  Any moment now…

Last week, Nearmap‘s plane flew over our block and captured pictures of a big yellow machine back filling and levelling our land.

Earthworks.

Pool scaffolded over, backfilling earth up to the retaining walls, levelling the block. Could that be piles of bricks already?

Yesterday the block looked like a hive of activity.  It’s quite incredible the amount of work that will soon be hidden under the slab.

Front entrance.  Downpipes will be hidden in the exterior walls.

Front entrance. Downpipes will be hidden in the exterior walls.

Looking from the laundry across to the living areas.

Looking from the laundry across to the living areas.

Concrete pour for footings.

Concrete funnel?

Slab preparation.

Concrete footings going in? Garage area yet to be prepared.

I hope I’m not leading any one up the wrong tree with my captions.  I’m only guessing what is going on.

Thanks to Progress Realty Photo Services for the photos.  Apologies for the not quite perfect photo quality – I think their camera was hidden in a shoe.  Stay tuned for the next post!

 

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10 thoughts on “Earthworks and slab preparation.

  1. booksinthebush says:

    You must be so excited! I know I was when the concrete pump poured our footings. It’s the first really concrete part of the construction (sorry about the pun!). Will you be allowed to walk around on the slab, or aren’t you allowed on site? Walking around on our floor for the first time made it all seem real somehow. Happy times for you.

    • Thanks Books in the Bush. We are currently out of Australia, so there’ll be no walking on the slab for me. At least, not for a few months. I am relying on others for as many details and photos as I can talk/bribe/coerce them into.

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