The roll out will be:
1) Today the concrete piers are to be installed. These serve to keep the house from sinking!
2) Tomorrow they are aiming to have this completed, and then they will start to get the plumbing installed and ready for the slab preparation.
3) Depending upon the weather, they may come on site on Saturday to prepare for the slab.
4) They are aiming to be pouring the slab on Tuesday (again..weather permitting). On Tuesday they are also expecting delivery of the house frame, which will be installed over the coming week.
I was a little surprised as he said that we need to arrange the removal of the extra soil that is piled up at the front of the property ideally over the weekend. Looking at the property, I am wondering if we could be adding some of the soil to the side of the land as it doesn't have any soil here and we are probably going to need it here later on after everything is complete?
Now for the pictures....
Note: I have contacted Peter Spence from Redlands Earth Moving (Tradeors Pty Ltd) to move around 10 - 15 sq m of top soil scraped from the site. It will cost around $300 for one truck load (which should hold around 10-12 sq m). Peter Spence is contactable on 07 3206 6100, and is working from Mount Cotton.
He has advised me that he will be able to get one of the trucks to come out around lunchtime to remove the top soil.
Interestingly, the contract states:
"Vegetation scraped from the top of the building pad which is unsuitable for site fill material, will be stockpiled on site for the Owner/s future landscaping needs and/or removal by the Owner/s at own expense."
With all the grass in this soil, it looks like this is what it is, so technically, we do not need to remove it. One thing that may happen anyway, is that we may bring in extra black soil to stop the staining of the concrete, so removing it is probably a good idea for the time being.