Over the past two weeks we have stripped and waterproofed the cistern walls, applying the first coat of Thoroseal on the interior of the cistern walls. On the left side of the picture the framing and bracing required to support the slab that will be poured this coming Thursday. The two larger openings are the cisterns that will hold just under 30,000 gallons of water which is collected from the roof.
In preparation for the lower level slab, we are completing digging the back wall of the villa which takes the wall to the pool wall. The area where the bucket from the machine is actually one of the lower level en suite baths, which will feature an indoor/outdoor shower with an amazing view.
In efforts to save money and expedite stripping of the lower level floor once poured, we visited the local garbage dump and utilized old galvanized roofing material to form the underside of the lower level floor. In these floors will be the cistern hatches which would not allow a full sheet of plywood to fit through once stripped from the underside of the slab. The galvanized metal will roll up and fit easily through the cistern hatch opening.
Part of the preparation of the next slab pour we excavated the interior stairway and the lower level storage rooms. This completes excavation for the lower level of the villa. Also, the end of any additional major excavation.
Plumbing roughens were completed as of Friday the 25th and the electrician will begin Monday to rough-in before Thursdays concrete pour.
The forming above is the beginning of the pool area. This is the actual pump room that will house the pool equipment.
I always like to add another amazing picture of the view, which as we get higher in elevation becomes more beautiful than the last picture taken.
Big week this week, a major concrete pour happening, more information and pictures to come.
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