Inspecting the slab

front of house slabIt was off to Stonecutters Ridge again today to inspect the finished slab. Not only did we find a completed slab, but we had a rubbish free construction site! All the refuse from the waffle pads, the wood framing, and even the previous days lunch had been gathered up and disposed of in large bags at the front of the site. It’s nice to see that kind of attention to detail. I firmly believe in the fact that a clean workspace (in every field), makes for a more productive and attentive state of mind.

When I lived in the States, I worked as a drafts-person in the construction industry, and drew up hundreds of foundation plans for homes across the San Francisco Bay area, and while I’m sure the Australian standards differ from American standards slightly, I like to think that I can still pick out good craftsmanship when I see it. The finishing on our slab was pretty good! There were sharp, straight lines around the slab, and fantastic finishing on the exposed areas of the concrete (including the footing for our hot water unit). I must say I’m pleased with the foundation work on our new home.

We also met our future neighbours from across the road. It’s great that, while we’re still at least six months away from moving in, we’re meeting all the friendly people throughout the neighbourhood and the camaraderie that tends to exist between neighbours seems as if it’s already there.

Without further ado, I give you the foundation on which Megan and I will build our lives…

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.


  1. Kriss says:

    Yay! It must be so exciting to see it all stepping along.

  2. SarahV says:

    The slab is a huge step, I’m so happy for you. Being able to step out your rooms is almost like living there. Things will move along really quickly now, and it is so much fun when you can take a drive every couple of days and see so much progress. Have fun.

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