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Perimeter Wall Construction


These shots show the techniques used for perimeter wall construction in this project. The perimeter wall heights vary, up to a height off 2 m. There are support columns spread equidistantly at appx. 2.5 m. The columns are poured after and around the adjacent block work, with a 'tie in' piece of rebar crossing through the column. Color pigment was added during the application of the final render coat for a paintless surface.

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Site Preparation and Management


Materials (as well as equipment) are kept out of the elements so they don't degrade. The grounds are initially treated for underground insects, such as termites.

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Deep Water Artesian Well


The 6" bore holes were dug to a depth of over 30 m. A high quality franklin submersible pump is set in the bottom of each bore hole. The water flow rate was tested and easily passed the guaranteed minimum of 2000 liters per hour.

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Last additions - Chok Dee General
The Well Digging RigNot fancy but effective.dozerSep 27, 2011
Bore hole being drilleddozerSep 27, 2011
Standard bore hole drill bitsdozerSep 27, 2011
Diamond bit rock drillA diamond drill bit suitable for underground rocks and obstructions.dozerSep 27, 2011

Random files - Chok Dee General
Footing frame baseThe framework base for the footings made out of 6 mm rebar.
6mm Tie-in RebarThis shows a piece of 6mm rebar which sits in between blocks as they are laid and goes through the column framework. This is used to secure the blocks on either side of the column together.dozer
Research - Color PigmentColoration of the render coat is impacted by a number of factors - the color of the fine aggregate sand use, the color of the cement, and the amount and ratios of pigment, cement, sand and water used. There several hundred test batches done to ensure the resultant color would match the design. This shows some test batches where color render was applied to cinderblocks.dozer
Rebar Framework for Top BeamThe rebar used in the top beam is 2 strands of 9mm rebar with 'chain' sections to keep the bars equidistant.dozer
Comparison Regular Cinderblock to Oversize CinderblockThis shows the size differential between the normal cinderblock and the oversize cinderblock. Please also note that the normal cinderblock generally has no openings at the bottom, where the oversize has standard size openings in the top and bottom.dozer
Flow Rate verificationThe guaranteed flow rate is 2000 liters per hour. Each canister has a volume of 200 liters, the flow was timed to compute the actual rate. The wells are guaranteed for a period of time and this company is good about servicing wells periodically.dozer
Staggered Ground BeamA staggered ground beam design to accommodate for unevenness in the ground level.
Wetting Down the WallIt is essential to wet the wall down prior to application of the render coat.dozer