Sunday, December 2, 2012
Estudio Damgo - Week 3 and 4
Mobilizing, digging, and site work are ongoing. Each week, issues surrounding site access continue to challenge our team. Week three, the drivers decided to tow a trailer to transport the remaining pile of hollow blocks up to the site. We had to make several trips, each maneuvering off road conditions to get the blocks as close to the site area. After we made the trips, the students returned to Foundation University in the afternoon to fill bags of gravel and sand to prep the concrete grout mixture for next week's block laying.
We're seeing a great deal of progress at week four. Concrete block footings are about 50% complete, re-bar is getting tied into place, and the back fill is nearly complete. The septic tank is about halfway excavated. We have had a number of volunteers doing their part to shovel out the tank. About 2 meters deep is required and we're now sitting at 1.3 meters below ground.
The elementary students jump into the hole to help dig out the septic tank, enthusiastically impersonating the Estudio Damgo team.
The construction site at the end of week four, getting ready for concrete slab to be poured next week.