At last, stopped digging down now building up
It’s good to finally see some building going on and not destruction! Now things seems to be moving faster and we can see what is really happening. The hard core was soon filled in and pressed down hard ready for the next stages, laying a membrane sheet and reinforcing steel mesh right across the floor area.
Tie bars in place
All the holes drilled in the side walls of the existing floor had reinforced steel bar pushed into place which could then be tied into the new reinforcing steel mesh. The 2 layers of reinforced steel mesh were kept apart from each other with spacers to prevent the mesh being forced to the bottom of the cutout with the weight of the concrete.
Floor area ready for the concrete mix
The final floor is now ready to have concrete poured into place. We must be in the final leg now, surely!