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Footings and Gardens – 2nd February 2017

Footings and Gardens – 2nd February 2017

When we purchased Arborlon 18 mths or so ago, one of the existing problems we knew about was the footings that supported the SW corner of the house. They were in bad shape and needed repairing/replacing. So much so that there is a 50mm drop in the floor of our lounge room from one side to the other.

Unfortunately we needed to support other elements of the hill the house is built on, before we could get to actually permanently fixing the damaged and broken footings.

Whoa Boy! – 9th July 2016

Whoa Boy! – 9th July 2016

One of our major issues at Arborlon is Erosion. Running or flowing water has caused significant erosion in most gullies across our property and severely affected the house hill. Now that the South path Wall is finished we can continue to add some more elements of our water control plan.

One of those is the use of Whoa-boys. Don’t know what a Whoa-boy is… neither did we. At least not by that name.

Building the Bottom Steps – 2nd May 2016

Building the Bottom Steps – 2nd May 2016

With excavation and planning done..  it is time to start the bottom steps.  This is a big job and will be part of a bigger job – The Tank Level Wall – as well as being a huge step forward for us in regards to navigating the levels surrounding the house.

This is our second lot of earth steps, and the job is made a little more complicated by the fact that the steps have to fit into other structures.