Remember how previously they dug 3 grave holes at my backyard?
Well, they quickly filled it up with concrete the very next day, and upon coming back from work, this is what we saw.
My wife looked at me and asked "Erm, why only filled half only?"
I had no idea, but i tried to tembak the answer "Cos they ran out of cement mah"
Of course, that has got to be the stupidest answer ever, since earlier in the morning i saw the contractor with the concrete mixer truck, so it is impossible for them to run out of cement.
So i called the contractor and he told me "No worries Mr. Wong. That one is just the footing, as the base foundation. The other half will be filled up later"
Ok lo, since i know nuts about construction, better leave it to the experts.
A few days later, once the footing concrete has dried up, they proceeded to the next step.
I came home and saw this.
Wah, good progress *clap clap*
Looks like they have all the steel bars tied up and ready. These bars will act as the foundation to strengthens the concrete structure from the inside.
Another closer shot to see how they all come together.
The new steel bars are connected back to the steel bars in the existing structure for added strength. The whole house's foundation will support the new area from this, preventing the kitchen from sinking.
Yes, my house's backyard actually is on soft ground, so it is actually sinking slowly. Some people said we should not touch this area until it settles, which takes around 5-10 years. It has barely been 3 years, so we are actually risking the whole kitchen sinking
Even some of the neighbours' renovation works have resulted in cracks appearing due to the sinkage. Only time before their kitchen (the extended area) will be ripped off from the whole house.
But of course our contractor
Well, either he is that good, or he has a short life span. hahahahah
Ok, everything looks set with the steel bars structure.
The next day, the concrete mixer truck came again and filled up the area.
Everything that needs to be done to make the foundation strong has been done.
Now only time will tell if it could withstand the sinkage.
As they say, the foundation is the most important in any structure. If it fails, there goes the kitchen.
With this in mind, every night before i go to bed, i pray that my contractor may live up to 99 years old.
His lifetime guarantee better be good. He better not die on me dammit!