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Concrete Fence Design In The Philippines

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 7:29 PMConcrete fence design is a lot like ordering coffee at Starbucks: it’s all coffee, but there are many ways to make it. Do you want to use 4-inch or 6-inch concrete hollow block? How high do you want to build? What size rebar do you want to reinforce the concrete blocks? Do you want steel bars on […]

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The Wobbly Wall

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 2:21 AMChina has its Great Wall. Israel has its Wailing Wall. Even old Emperor Hadrian of Rome had a namesake wall built to keep the Scots from thwacking him in the head. We had a Wobbly Wall. It was built by our wall contractors and designed by our architect. The Wobbly Wall […]

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Cutting lumber

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 2:21 AMOne of the unfortunate things about building a house is that the land has to be cleared. We made an appointment with a fellow who owned a chainsaw to come and cut down some of our larger trees. We’d have him come back later for cutting lumber and […]

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Concrete sandwiches

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 2:21 AMAt this point on the chronology of our Philippine wall project, we have about one-third of the south wall in place, we’re putting in the foundation for a part of the north wall and digging out the back third and part of the trench for the rear wall. […]

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We like spikes

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 2:21 AMWe had columns and footers begin to be poured for the south side of our Philippine wall last time. This time we’re going to talk a bit about the metal work we had done. We like spikes We like spikes. Maybe not in the way you think, though. The […]

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We pour concrete

Last updated on: 3rd August, 2017, 12:24 PM In this post, I’ll talk about how we blessed the concrete wall project and began pouring the perimeter fence footers even without the fence building permit in hand. Schedule Change We were waiting to hear from the architect that the city government had issued our fence permit. We […]

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