Aug 10, 2007 11:25 am
This is 2 days work! wow, they move fast. but there have been some hiccups. Our foundation guys were suprised at the amount of soil they removed and how long it has taken them. They have also all been commenting at how excessively deep our foundations are! They were aiming to pour today but it looks like it might be more like Monday
we have most of the digging done, now to steel and termite protection. They are working from 7am to 6pm without a complaint. Fingers crossed for good weather in Adelaide this weekend.
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Aug 10, 2007 11:31 am
some very smart computer nerd taught me well !! and I too am now a very pleased computer nerd!
yes they are serious foundations, this place will never, ever fall over! except maybe if there is an earthquake in china that reverberates through the earth core!
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Aug 10, 2007 12:45 pm
we wanted a wine cellar, but they threatened us with 6m (yes 6m ) footings if we went down that track! anyway, the wine never last long enough to be cellared! You could almost park a car in our footings, well it seems that way! nothing to go in those holes except a truck load of concrete!
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Aug 12, 2007 10:02 pm
They are working from 7am to 6pm without a complaint. Fingers crossed for good weather in Adelaide this weekend
Get them some nice beer and drinks!
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Aug 12, 2007 10:06 pm
Great thought Allan. I went there yesterday to give them some beer, and it seems they already had that idea themselves! They were sitting around enjoying a coldie and some home made Italian wine!! Some of the trenches were starting to look a bit wobby but they did finish on time and get the certificate to pour so all is good. I think the street might have to be closed off for our cement truck and given we are doing a 2-stage pour, the neighbours might also need a bribe, I mean cold beer!
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Aug 12, 2007 10:06 pm
They are working from 7am to 6pm without a complaint.
My brother and sister in law's slab framing was completed at 5am, and pouredat 7am. Heighbours were not too impressed at floodlights and banging reo into the ground at that time.....
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Aug 12, 2007 10:20 pm
fair enough they weren't happy too! council regulations in Adelaide do not permit any sort of building work / noise before 7am (M-Sat) and 10 ish (I think) on Sundays. Even though we would have kept to this rule, we have had an extra reason to adhere to these results owing to a nosey neighbour who has rung the council every step of our demolition and building process (not to mention has called the police a couple of times ) I hope your family gave their neighbours lots of beer to make up for the floodlights! or perhaps some of these!
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Aug 12, 2007 10:25 pm
Their super sent a letter of apology to their neighbours, and abused the hell out of the contractors for breaking curfew. Neighbours are happier now, until the sound of nail guns starts....
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Aug 15, 2007 11:35 pm
hey day dreamer,
our soil was class H
I am not sure of a technical name for our slab. i think it was quite a traditional type slab with the trenches (1.6m) and then a top pour of 100mm. using 8-10mm steel. the trenches were filled with concrete ; no piers or waffles or anything; just straight concrete!
quotes were from $58,000-$75,000 (have a guess which one we went for ). cheapest one through a 'family' friend, top quote through devine homes. took about 10 days from dig start to concrete finish. very professional job. was there anything specific you wanted to know about?
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