concrete

Let's Keep Demolishing Walls, Construct Foundation From Ceramsite Blocks And Pour In Some Concrete

Yeah, let's do that - another day on steroids from my home remodeling adventures during late Summer 2016 (August) Frankly speaking, by now, browsing through the images from last Summer works I'm getting a little bit dizzy - it looks way too dramatic. On the other hand, we already had experience and knowledge about demolishing walls, see: Remove a Wall to Finish Foundation Concreting, also constructing missing foundation from fibo blocks, not to speak about pouring concrete...

Fall Through The Ceiling, Dig a Trench Around Foundations, Stone Wall Concreting

Think I have written about all topics mentioned in title already? You are right, I indeed have, see: Digging a trench around existing foundation, Stone Wall Concreting. But that's just for the other part of house, now we are mowing to other side and repeating most of the works we did on opposite side - we will remove old log walls and replace them with aac blocks, but before that there is still some need to perform preparation works. So what about falling through the ceiling? Yes,...

Constructing Wall From AAC blocks + Finishing Foundation Concreting Works for Bathroom

In today's home remodeling series we are continuing to build bathroom from scratch. The other day we removed walls and finished foundation concreting works for one part of house, today we re going to start construct first wall and finish foundation works for another wall, yes still some wall demolition works involved for today.  A few days ago construction materials arrived and today it was just a a matter of tools and two men power (I had a helping hands) to start some actual ...

Remove a Wall to Finish Foundation Concreting

Some build home by pouring in foundation first, we started by replacing roof, removing walls and then pouring in foundation. Sounds intrigue? Continue reading to learn more. In today's home remodeling series a day when we removed first wall and finished pouring in concrete for foundation for our upcoming bathroom.  I had a handy hands today, Guntars, we started our cooperation already last year, he helped me a lot with roof replacement works. The plan for today was following, to demolish...

Pouring Concrete Footing

Right, today I found a fix to the issue we discovered earlier this summer - missing foundation for the some parts of our rural house. Some few days ago I bough a concrete mixer, gravel was already waiting to be mixed with concrete, now it was time to pour in footing for the missing part. All setup Concrete mixer, wheelbarrow with gravel, a shovel. yes pretty much the basics for mixing the concrete. Simple template for foundation Now its time to pour in a base footing, itš a bout 90 cm...

Concrete Mixer FXA 130L

Another addition to my home remodeling tools collection has arrived (been bought at local DIY store) - concrete mixer FXA 130L - with help of what I'm planing to concrete fundament for our rural house.  Concrete mixer is a must have tool for any self home builder and I would say it should be featured at any rural house. Concrete mixer is the second useful tool after a trimmer purchase this year. FXA 130 liter concrete mixer unpacked Huge was my joy after this...

Stone Wall Concreting - Building a Bathroom from Scratch (Part 1)

It has been a little bit more than a year, since we started to manage and rebuild our rural country house. For the first year we had no water here. Few days ago we drilled a bore hole, and one of the next major tasks is to build a bathroom. Again, it will take a lot of time and a lot of investment. Bathroom will be built from scratch in the most damaged part of the house, it will involve building new outer wall and of course drawing in water supply. For more than 120 years this house hadn't...