The last couple of days have been productive only after pulling teeth…lol. All of the interior wall panels that will help support the retaining wall for the fill dirt were installed. The crew was basically ready to start filling them with the initial concrete pour measuring about eighteen inches. However the ever present gravel supply problem reared it head again. The ideal size gravel to mix with the cement and sand for the wall panels is 3/8’s. Well it seems this size is not stocked in the Capiz area therefore we had to check with the AWS manufacturer concerning the rock size. Finally last night the supplier delivered a half truck of 1/2 inch gravel for us to test. The manufacturer approved the rock this morning. My hat is off to the crew. Instead of goofing off yesterday due to the gravel delay they double check all the panels for accurate placement and measurement.
This morning bright and early the crew first poured a concrete paste mixture on the cold footings and then commenced mixing and pouring the concrete inside the panels. Despite the heat and humidity they finished filling the entire house with the first pour.