Pool construction..walls collapse, Bundaberg

Hello again, this week had been rather painful as the delaying in being able to spray this pool because of the persistent rain has created lots of stress. Yesterday the team went down to the site and found the shoring on the walls of the excavation had bowed from the pressure the rain sodden material put on the wall. Shoring is place to support the concrete when spraying and to cover voids left by large rocks and collapsed material…

Pool construction reinstate walls after collapse

Yes it was painfull but the team got stuck into the job in hand to remove the slop and slug, untie the S12 bars, remove the shoring and do it all again. That took five men around 4 hours to complete the work.. great work guys couldnt have done it without you. Then the next step is to remove the silt form the filter gravel to allow good drainage under the shell and then use a scrubbing brush and a hose to wash down the steel so that the concrete binds to the steel. Once complete pump out the excess water and its all good to go… Concrete spraying team arrived and 5 minutes after this was all complete…. check them out in action, just as tying the steel is an art (thanks Bruce) so is the spraying cutting and shaping of the concrete.

Lets hope we have a few dry days so we can clean away all the rubbish….its so sloppy at present but we dare not bring a machine in yet.

Keep an eye out for the progress of the pool in the coming weeks…

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