Starting to Shape the Land Major Earth Movement Begins

Now that the base slab for the top floor is complete and the concrete is curing, they are starting to shape the soil to turn the hill the house is on into a series of terraces.

Starting to Move and Level Soil
Starting to Move and Level Soil
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My favorite view of the work is the one below, that shows the finished top floor base slab and the view, with the digging equipment up the hill from the front of the house.

Looking at the ground floor columns and this base slab reinforces [pun intended] my security in the strength of the construction.

Completed Ground Level Structure
Completed Ground Level Structure
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The remainder of the pictures from today show some of the heavy work relocating soil from in front to behind the house to make the terrace levels.

(I’m not quite sure what the reinforcing steel bars shown in the last photos are for. I’m sure we’ll find out in the coming days.)

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