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    Ok, the latest from the Pit Crew.

    Carving done...maybe

    The house next door...or how to NOT build a house-photo_2019-10-21_16-54-29.jpg

    Joint from where they ran out of concrete and finished the next day.

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    Almost normal looking section

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    Oops.

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    The wall made a face

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    This thread is getting more painful to read every day
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    Nicely timed last photo - when the sun shines perfectly in form the side, thus revealing the 3-dimensionality of the wall surface...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYSwede View Post
    Nicely timed last photo - when the sun shines perfectly in form the side, thus revealing the 3-dimensionality of the wall surface...
    That's a FEATURE, very few people have Waffle Walls. They charge extra for that.

    I heard more power hammering today, so they weren't done carving. They haven't packed up for the day yet so please hold for pictures.

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    Today's photos. The first two are a poor man's drone (A-frame ladder (which actually cost about as much as a decent drone)). They were carving a bit more on that same section of wall, they finished hammering partway through the day so I guess that's done.

    The house next door...or how to NOT build a house-photo_2019-10-22_16-56-54.jpg
    The house next door...or how to NOT build a house-photo_2019-10-22_16-57-04.jpg

    more voids uncovered today
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    The view from the west
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    I'm going to speculate that the carving was done due to a bulge in the concrete due to the shoddy materials used for the forms.
    I don't think I have ever seen that amount of porosity and outright voids in a vertical pour since a visit to Yemen in 2011 to inspect a construction project we were making the steel structure for. It was painfully clear that the Ministry of planning and development had been bought off as every phase had been rubber stamped without and accompanying inspection documentations.
    I suspect on this house construction there will be a huge amount of spackle patching before the moisture barrier is sprayed on
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    This is unbelievable, what a **** show. Lord protect the ignorant buyer.”

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    in comparison, our new house (in the rain)

    https://durandinterstellar.com/photo...rogress-1.jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    in comparison, our new house (in the rain)

    https://durandinterstellar.com/photo...rogress-1.jpeg
    The construction quality is 10 worlds apart.
    Are you doing your own General and hiring subs or do you have a general taking care of everything?
    Either way is I were thinking about going into home construction I would hire the person overseeing in a heartbeat
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    a general, on the right in this picture
    https://durandinterstellar.com/photo...tor-Lawyer.jpg

    on the left is our translator (we need a LOT more study before contracts)

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