Terracing, Terra Armata, and Terrazza And Some Interior Work

Earth moving continues to (re)shape and soften the land terraces in front of and behind the house. This major project started about two weeks ago and we saw some photos of progress earlier in the week.

Now, not only is the earth being moved, it’s being reinforced by a technique called terra armata, which I described and illustrated in an earlier post. Steel grids are inserted into the slope and on the face of the slope. They provide a structure to keep the earth in place.

Anne continues to be concerned about our ability to plant on the slopes with the terra armata grids in place, but we continue to get reassurances that we’ll be fine: bushes and trees can be planted.

Terra Armata Mesh Reinforcement
Terra Armata Mesh Reinforcement
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Back of House From Below
Back of House From Below
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The top floor terrazza is being finished, as are the roof sections near the terrazza.

Inside, they have started putting a skim coat of concrete on top of the underfloor heating pipes. When finished, it needs to cure for 10 days or so. Then they will start laying the floor tiles.

Terrace with Roof Over Kitchen
Terrace with Roof Over Kitchen
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Skim Coat Partially Applied
Skim Coat Partially Applied
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Here are more photos of this work.

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