Yes, at last, after delay, storm, tempest and flood, the concrete went into the footings today. An immense sigh of relief, and, at last, the feeling that we are actually building something.
Last week’s floods had subsided within a couple of days, but the ground round the excavations remains very muddy – stand still too long and you lose your boots.
This shows the trenches at aboout 9:00 this morning. The NHBC inspector had been to site yesterday, and approved the trenches, subject to my confirmation that they were still clear, and that the surplus water was removed.
Here’s the result, before the arrival of the third and final lorry-load of concrete.