Retaining wall concrete, wall smashing, small wall foundation

A lot went on today.

The big pile of earth and rock that was in the garage area, was cleared away in the morning.

The retaining wall and it’s foundation footing has been broken up a chunk.

3 truck loads of concrete have been pumped from the trucks to behind the retaining wall shuttering for the main house.

Three cement trucks arrive:

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The truck parked in the garage area, just in from the cement lorry, is pumping the cement up the black pipe to the chaps pouring it in, and then vibrating it, so that it all settles down with no air gaps etc.

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Looking at the area, that at the time of the photo hadn’t had concrete poured in, you can see the spacers to keep the steel bars a set distance in from what will be the external edges of the concrete.

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You can see the picker on the digger, that is breaking apart the re-enforced wall and it’s foundation footing.

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At the front, a small footing is being made to re-instate the Kiephuis garden:

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