Friday, June 10, 2011

We Have a SLAB

The Slab Team In Action
Concrete Pumping

Make it Smooth
Sandy went down to the block around 8am yesterday just to see if anything was going on to find concreters, concrete trucks and a half finished slab! Seeing as we were told this would happen today (Friday) it was an excellent surprise on what turned out to be the coldest day I can remember since moving to Qld; we topped out at 11 deg C (warm for Melbourne but absolutely sub zero for Brisbane!)

We popped down after work  to see the finished product and as anticipated we immediately did the "oh it doesn't look as big as I thought it would" thing that everyone does when they see an expanse of grey featureless concrete. It will look bigger once the frame starts going up - it's a very strange optical illusion which I call "can't see the space without the rooms syndrome". After picking up several empty cans of coke and red bull which evaded making their way to the site bin we took a few photos, appreciated how much garden we have and rushed back into the warmth of the car.

The Finished Slab
Planning to go back later today to take a longer look and get more piccies.
Steel frame should start after the long weekend on Tuesday.

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