Total makeover of the balcony
Since we are going to expand the balcony, the first step was to dig up our former flower bed, some plants were to be saved and most of the stones were to be reused. But the construction workers had to take care of the digging, but we did a little digging too.
The wall part 2 - the casting
Now they have started pouring the wall, this was done in 2 rounds so these are pictures from round 1, for the wall 200 bags of rough concrete weighing 25 kg/bag were purchased.
The wall part 3 - standalone
Here, the wall has stood and "burned" for about 1 week and is so clear that you can walk on it. We bought 200 bags of rough concrete (25 kg/bag) for the wall, but it wasn't enough, so this weekend we bought 30 bags of rough concrete and 8 bags of fine concrete.
Jacuzzi part 1 - bottom
Now the very bottom where the jacuzzi is to stand has taken off, reuse of old stone slabs and stone blocks. Rebar holds everything in place along with some rough concrete.
I wanted to show the location of the lighting and how the tiles on the wall should lie.
The stone floor - choice of tiles!
Shows some pictures of our choice of stone tiles that we will have as floors, the tiles are called Benders Orlando and we chose four different sizes. All are 30 cm wide but different lengths, 22, 33, 44 and 55 cm long, black.
The base for the jacuzzi - ready!
Yesterday the construction workers were here and finished the bottom/foundation where the jacuzzi will stand. As I said, this was made from our old tiles and rough concrete. The concrete must be watered 3-4 times/day depending on how strong the sun shines and we do that with a water hose + nozzle.
Old stone tiles - gone!
Yesterday our old stone tiles also disappeared, so now our balcony is like a sandbox.
Preparation for plates
Now all the gravel is in place and also the sand on which the tiles are to lie is ready, so soon the tiles will also be in place and then there is not much left! Outdoor furniture has also been bought and lighting! In the pictures, however, the sand is not "pressed".