Day – 5. The big concrete pour

Finish the foundation day. Big day on a shovel with lots of concrete mixing and septic tank digging. We spent 3 hours in the morning digging the septic tank to about 7.5 feet deep. Hauling dirt up in5 gallon buckets, dumping into wheel barrows and moving 50 feet to the dirt pile. When the steel team finished tying all the rebar and setting the steel in the footings we switched out of the “pit” and started mixing concrete. Tough job moving 2 yards by hand. 

Good news the had more ice in site to cool drinks and we stopped at a public pool on the way home to cool off. Over all very tiring but productive day. 

Mixing concrete 1 yard at a time by hand
Nick getting all the steel in right
View of site – Lots more dirt 95 degree + day
Terry on steel duty
Local El Salvador staff Erica taking a turn on the pick
Getting water under tent
Erica digging with team in pit
Sunset in BERLIN El Salvador


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