MKid was still here in June when the builder started by squaring off the foundations which had been dug by the digger loader.
Having the garage is critical to our plans. Once it is finished we can remove all the goods from storage in Swellendam. Plus, the biggest bonus means that we can purchase, and install our new solar panels on the roof and place the new batteries in their new power room position - a small (but bigger than the old) room behind the garage on the cooler southern side. But, what about the old power room? Well, that is so lovely and cool all year round that it's going to become my cold room / larder. Yeehah!Once they were square, the builders could start mixing, and pouring the foundations.
But, just as a watched pot takes forever to boil, the build wasn't helped by my constant checking on progress.
They took so long (in my opinion) that once the foundations were finished I thought we could almost throw a party.
|Foundations - lovely, lovely foundations...|
|RMan and the trailer to the rescue|
Thankfully, RMan used his head. We have a 1.8 ton trailer. And we had our helper, John, and MKids assistance :)
|MKid doing what kids do best - get stuck in helping|
Bless him - MKid moved a fair portion of the stone. And then hopped on the back of the trailer for a ride back to the building site. He loved it :)
|Stone - just dumped on our driveway|
|The circle shows the spot|
|RMan and his trailer - collecting the bricks from the gate|
So - although this caused quite a delay, we were lucky for at least we had the wherewithall (a.k.a. the trailer and the builders hands) to get the material where we needed it.
That took 2 1/2 weeks to complete the foundations and build the foundation walls. Next - we needed fill before we could throw the floor slab. And that meant another 10 ton truck had to deliver...