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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
Ground BeamPour in progress.
Blocks being LaidHere the cinder blocks are being laid according to a 'straight' line of fishing wire which is used to keep the rows level.dozer
Color Render ApplicationThere are two layers of render coat applied before the color coat. The render is applied rough and let set up until a finish coat is applied. dozer
Bad Cement - Expiration DateCement bags normally have a production date somewhere on there. If you can find it, it makes your job easier during purchasing, as you can check it then.dozer
Wall Section with OpeningsThis shows a section of the perimeter wall, with column openings each 2.5 m. Notice that the columns are always poured after the blocks are laid for better adhesion. dozer
Proper SquaringThe 3,4,5 is a redundant check to the diagonal check, but it can come in handy in certain situations where the diagonals cannot be easily accessed. I would note that most houses in Thailand are not 'square' because basic checks like these are not commonly done.dozer
Wetting Down the WallIt is essential to wet the wall down prior to application of the render coat.dozer
Color Render ExperimentationHere is some color render being experimented on a larger scale. This gives a better idea of how the final appearance will be.dozer