The Construction Journey: Part One Slab Pour
The slab going down is the first milestone in the construction journey. It marks the end of the presite admin stage, and marks the beginning of an adventure onsite watching the creation of your new home.
Prior to the pour, the block will need some preparation work completed. First up we have earthworks, this is the levelling of the ground by the earth worker and the construction of a sand pad on which the slab is laid.
If required, retaining walls are also completed, as well as cut and fill, for homes with stepped levels to the house pad. We will then organise a repeg, which replaces any missing boundary pegs that have been dislodged.
We’re almost at the exciting part, the pour! Prior to pouring, we organise footings and prelays of the pipework in the slab. Soon after, the concrete for the house floor is poured, and then left to cure.
After the slab has cured, plumbers will be onsite to install drainage. If included in your contract, soak wells are also installed.
We absolutely love seeing photos from our clients who are enjoying their slab party, photos of families (and the family pet!) who are stepping foot in their future abode for the first time.
The time lapse video below shows the pour of our display home in Golden Bay.