Ok so at the end of last week and the start of this week I started a job and have pretty much finished by my self. I don't mind working by myself because I seem to get a fair bit done when there are no distractions. I thought I would post some photos of how the last few days have panned out at the job at 33 Park Terrace.
The first two days I spent digging trenches and the final result can be seen. The block is lower than the house so the trenches only had to be 200mm into the natural ground so the digging was quite easy.
Monday started with me waiting for a bloke to come and spray the ground to repel white ants. After he was done I put some plastic down to get it ready for steel.
I then cut my arm on some steel.
Monday I got all the beams steeled up and then spent about an hour in traffic driving home.
Today was another big day. I started early and put all the waffle pods in before putting double mesh on the whole site. The waffle pods are Styrofoam blocks that we use instead of putting rubble back into a job because all the dirt and rubble had to be taken out and brought in by wheel barrow. With the addition of two layers of mesh it makes the whole mass of concrete free standing. This takes all of the load off of the waffle pods so they are only used when the concrete is wet and are just lost form work once the job is finished.
Well that's about it really. That was Thursday, Friday, Monday and today. We poor concrete tomorrow so stay posted for a picture of that. Exciting I know.
Well take it easy guys. Bye now.