As the contractor for this new pool villa, Caribbean Palm Properties (a.k.a John and Denise Obbagy) hired Alex Brooks of Creative Builders to excavate and to handle all concrete work.
We have many pictures this week, as Alex runs an efficient crew working 4 (10) hour days a week.
First concrete forms went up for the cistern walls.
Being that these are the cistern walls, we installed a product called waterstop which is the gray material at the base of the rebar. This will help keep the cistern water tight.
All the inside panels for the concrete forms are now in place. Next is installation of the rebar both vertically and horizontally.
The mass amounts of rebar used is to strengthen the concrete walls in efforts to secure the villa against hurricane or earthquake damage.
We built a temporary plywood floor so the concrete contractors could move around easily during the five hour pour.
Extra bracing is put in place to help keep the concrete forms in place during the pour due to the heavy and large amount of concrete. This will help prevent blowouts which can be catastrophic during a big concrete pour.
Another view of not only the concrete forms but the amazing mountainous views of the National Park in the distance.
This was the "Ah Ha" moment when we could actually stand at what will be the view from two of the three master suites this villa has. These two are located on the lower level of the home, can't wait to post pictures of what it will look like from the main level, one floor up.
Concrete has arrived, first truck of four.
And more concrete….
Next week…..strip the concrete forms and begin waterproof the cistern walls, both interior and exterior.
Also, continue excavation for the remaining part of the lower level.
More to come…….