|All the Excavations for the House Done|
Then we started on the front we cleared all the soil and put down some Terram then placed 10 loads of stone on top at a cost of about €3000!!
|Scraping the soil off.|
|300mm of Stone laid on top of the Terram,|
We than started putting stone on the driveway a further 14 loads of different types of stone a 150mm to 0mm for the bottom layer and a finer 25mm to 0mm for the top layer approx 450mm in total depth.
|The Stone is 450mm deep cost €4200 approx.|
|More Stone with Terram Below|
The utilities where next the conduit for the electric was installed from where the pole will be installed to the front of the house 100m in total.Then the telecom conduit and the water pipe all about 150m.
Warning tape has to be placed above them.
|The Warning Tape above the Electric Conduit|
|The First Bucket of the Foundation|
|Foundation is 1000mm wide X 500mm deep X 65m long|
All the reinforcement was done my me and took me two twelve hour days tough work especially on the knees!!
|The Steel is 16mm diameter 3 No in the bottom 2 No in the top|
|All steel fixing done by me!!|
On Monday 1st October the concrete was ordered 19m3 or 40tons approx. The first load was unloaded using the concrete lorry's on board conveyor belt system very cool.
|The Conveyor on the Concrete Truck|
|Great Reach on the Conveyor Belt|
It took us from 2.00pm to 7.00pm to lay the concrete very tired after that.
The blocks and the new site container where delivered on Friday 5th October.
|640 150mm Blocks. The rest will be 100mm|
|20ft Steel Container cost €1650.|