week 10: concrete slab poured

With all the prep work complete, we are ready for the concrete pour. The pump lorry arrived first thing this morning followed shortly after by the mixer lorry.

The pour goes well, but during the levelling out we learn that we are a bit short. The correct amount was ordered (7m³). We find out that we should have ordered and additional quantity of 0.25m³ as there is a residual amount of concrete that cannot be pumped out of the lorry. The difference is made up on site. Finally, the concrete is smoothed over with a power float and left to cure over the weekend. A small celebration as we’re out of the ground from here on (ignoring the back fill works to the retaining wall).

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