Sunday, July 02, 2006

A better view of construction

I promise not to litter the blog with construction pictures, but this provides a better view of the lot as it is being shaped. The retaining wall is needed to keep the mountain out of our house and driveway. It should finish this week.

The heavy equipment serves two purposes. It clears and levels the area for the wall. Then it moves all the wall blocks into place. You can see one dangling from a chain.

This is a stack of the wall blocks with our condo in the background. Turns out each block weighs 2450 pounds. I did a quick count and there appears to be around three hundred of them, with a few more to be added before completion. That's over 700,000 pounds of wall. It gives me some level of comfort that the wall is there to stay.

More whenever something interesting happens.
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