Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Slab...Finally (5th November)

Well the slab was finally poured on November 5th. I was up at 6:30 as usual for my walk and saw this massive concrete pump driving up the road. I wasn't sure that it would be able to make it up the driveway, but it obviously did...without too much damage to the driveway. We could see the pump from up at the reserve where I walk...almost 1 km away!

And this is what we had by the time we got home from work.

From the east...

From the West. You can see the lower area of the slab in the foreground for the deck. The recessed area a little further in is for our ensuite which will be tiled.

This shows the blue gold recycled glass that we have used. After the slab was poured they seeded it with this glass as well as clear glass, which will become visible once the slab is polished. I can't wait to see this!!!

The day after the slab was poured, someone came up (on a Saturday) and saw cut the slab to prevent cracking. These cuts will obviously be filled with something down the track.

Everything looks really good, we've had no cracking at all. There is only a slight problem with water pooling in 2 spots on the deck. The first is near the back door. AE has suggested that they put a drain in here so nothing to worry about.
The second spot is in front of our bedroom. They did put an additional drain in here (not originally on the plans) but the fall isn't quite right and so it pools in the corner. Not sure what we are going to do here, but again we're not too worried.

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