Wall Repair

Hi there! We have made a lot of progress with the wall that got damaged in the typhoon last year.

The tree that came down in the typhoon ripped apart the concrete wall.

The first thing I had to do was remove any loose debris, then get rid of the giant section of root ball that had appeared when the tree blew over.

A pickaxe, spade, saw, and wheelbarrow did the trick!
It only took a few hours to clear the roots away.

The next job was to get the tree out. We had to get a 50 tonne crane in, and they lifted the tree in 2 tonne sections over the top of Anytime English School.

The crane has to boom out over the roof of AES.
The tree was cut into smaller pieces.
Then lifted over our premises.
You wouldn’t want this falling on you!

The next step was to start rebuilding the wall.

First of all the damaged section had to be removed.
Reinforced steel bars were inserted into the wall.
Then a cage was built to add strength to the new section.

It was really interesting to see how they attach the new section to the old section of wall. They insert reinforced steel bars into the wall with anchors that open out once they are deep into the wall. Then the weld on additional steel bars, and build a cage.

Concrete was pumped in from the top.

Then concrete was pumped in from the top. They had to open a hole at the bottom and use a vibrating tool to make the concrete go all the way down.

The cover will stay on for a couple of weeks.

In a couple of weeks the builders will come back and take off the plywood and scaffolding. I will post a picture of the new wall here soon!

All the best,

Eddie

Here it is!! The finished wall!!

The builders did a fantastic job!
View from the road

We are closed at the moment, as the government asked the schools and after school educators to take a break to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
While I was off work, I finally got round to replacing the guttering on the back of our premises.

It was bit windy when I put it up, but am pleased with how it ended up
Even put a manhole in!

Anyway, that’s all for now!

Eddie

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