Thursday, October 1, 2015

Days 11 &12: Block

The predicted rain never arrived so we were able to go right to the next step in our new house which was the block.  We ordered the block and had it delivered.  Then we paid a sub-contractor to lay the block.  Most commonly the amount is based on the number of blocks - so much money per block.  One section of block could not be put in at this time to allow for the dump truck to back in and dump the dirt.  You can see that section on the right hand side of the picture below.  We paid for 500 blocks at the end of the second day.

The block layers leveled each row as they went.  In the end it was perfectly leveled to the original string line.  Our cost per block was higher than the normal job since many of the blocks had to be lifted over the pieces of rebar that were sticking up.  Even with all of this the job came in at about half of what we expected the cost to be.  That was a nice surprise.


  1. Yea for progress and for the lower cost!

  2. Isn't it amazing how quickly everything is moving right now? I think so. I hope you over estimated on a few more projects. Those kinds of surprises are wonderful.

  3. That's a great savings this week! And it looks great. Things are moving right along.