The kids and I left early to see the concrete trucks and hopefully catch them just before they poured. We were in for a treat! The concreters were there from 7AM and were just about ready to pour when we arrived. It still felt surreal at that stage!
The boys wanted to drop a gold coin each and I had mentioned this to guys on site two days ago. They warmly called the boys in just as they started to pour. Spoke to the managing director who as on site overseeing they guys and he pulled out a copy of Darbecca’s report and took his time to explain the issues and the rectification done with photos on his phone. What a champ! Our construction manager sent the same via email about 4 hours later with pictures but no details.
For our traditional after school visit, I went armed with some freshly baked blueberry muffins from home and some very kids. They were finishing off and were a quarter way into smoothing the slab with another two hours to go according them.
The slab looks to be sitting pretty high and that had me worried but I was assured they in the next couple of days PD will have the piles of soil in front and back spread out all around and that would bring us to a more natural level. Our engineering drawings were changed post contract due to a second soil test and we no longer required piers but had slab changed to a deepened edge beam. As we were made aware of this just two days ago, I’m still awaiting to hear from PD regarding changes in the slab cost.