Aug 07, 2007 12:37 am
we finally have some action on the block
it is amazing how exciting it can be to see holes in the ground. small progress in one sense, huge in another!!
I tried to put a photo in here direct (even tried to follow the instructions on Michelle's post) but failed miserably. Have a look at my blog for the amazing depth of our footings (I fit in them!)
Are we Crazy? yeah probably!
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Aug 07, 2007 1:20 pm
hey...here is the first pic from your blog..
using internet explorer....just right click on your pic in the blog,
copy the pic address: (http://bp3.blogger.com/_tm8euBgPV8o/Rrc ... G_0779.JPG)
then in your post click "Img" - then paste the address, then click "Img" again.
does that make sense??
Built Porter Davis "Dromana" 2007.
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Aug 07, 2007 1:32 pm
Wow, I thought the 69 holes my builder drilled for my concrete piers was a lot, but your foundation looks even more impressive!
Just curious, why do you need such a deep foundation? Are you going to fill them with concrete?
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Aug 07, 2007 1:48 pm
Vanderlay, you are brilliant. thanks for giving such a clear explanation. that makes perfect sense, I think the brain cells were a bit overstimulated late last night!!
Allan, the foundations are 1.6 m supposedly because of reactive soil, building double brick and 'significant trees' on the neighbours blocks. although, when we look around, they don't seem that significant
the steel we have to put in is apparantely what they normally use in a 3 storey home. and yes, i think the whole thing is being filled with concrete (hence the outrageous expense; well that and the steel).
thanks for the compliment Mek, I love them too. Unfortunately one of the freize tiles will almost cost more than the floor tiles for all the wet areas combined I have tried to find something similar but cheaper and just can't seem to! oh well. what's another few hundred in the scheme of things!!
Are we Crazy? yeah probably!
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Aug 07, 2007 2:06 pm
When we did the excavation the other day, there were lots of tree roots been cut off even though we were more than 5 M away from the tree we were not suppose to touch....
Cool, so you dig very deep to:
(a) prevent the 'significant trees' from damaging your property? or
(b) to kill the 'significant trees'?
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