Always start with a strong foundation – Our slab has been poured!

Concrete truck and kitchen…or at least that’s what they teach you. Our slab has been poured today, making the time from site start to the slab pour only six days! We were invited out on-site by our site supervisor to see the slab being poured this morning. It’s amazing the amount of concrete that goes into the foundation (and piers) – not something you really think about until you’re actually watching the house come together.

It was a beautiful (but early) morning out at Stonecutters Ridge today – lots of activity across the entire development, even at 7am. It looked like our slab was the only one being poured, but frames were going up on two other lots, and the roof on yet another. The monster house of an owner/builder just a few lots down from us looks like it’ll be ready for it’s slab sometime next week. Even a hot air balloon landed just on the other side of the trees, where the old AFB once sat.

Hot Air BalloonWe brought out muffins for the team doing the concrete, and officially met our Site Supervisor. He’s an exceptionally cheery bloke who looks like he’ll be easy to work with over the next six months or so. He welcomed us with some pretty exciting news as well!

Barring any weather delays, our home should be completed sometime in September – well before Metricon’s contract stipulated time-frame of 32 weeks. Needless to say, we’d be very happy if this is true. We opted to have our tiling (except the wet areas and veranda) and carpet put in after handover, and have an appointment with DiLorenzo next week to choose our tiling for the wet areas of the house (bathrooms).

So without further ado, here’s some shots taken of our slab being poured. It’s set to be completed sometime this afternoon, so we’re likely to take a trip back out to Stonecutters Ridge tomorrow. Keep an eye out for more pictures!

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.

Comments

  1. Megan says:

    Slabadabadoo!!!

  2. maja says:

    Woof woof!

  3. Kriss says:

    Yay, for a September estimate! And yay for the slab!

  4. T&T says:

    September finish? Super quick! We’re hoping for a September finish too (the “official” completion date for our house is end of December, and we had our slab done start of February!)

  5. Stefan says:

    September finish WOULD be super quick, but I’m not holding my breath. I said to Megan,” I don’t want them to be so quick that they sacrifice quality.”

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