Saturday, May 31, 2014

Year 2, Day 214: 31 May 2014

The work on the sewer line has extended further south along the length of the substation. Here are some pictures of the progress made on Wednesday: 

The digging continued on Thursday:

On Friday, two layers of protective material were installed between the building and the area that had been dug out below street level. 

The first layer, which looks like a black rubberized material (right),
was installed first, followed by a second (on the left), which looks
like the same material that was used on the upper walls 

prior to laying the brick.

Another busy Saturday as a layer of gravel was added to the excavated area seen in Friday's pictures and was then smoothed down under pressure by the hand-pushed machine seen below. 

I have to confess that this machine really gets on my nerves
even though i understand the importance of what it does. It's
incredible how such a small machine can produce so much
noise and vibrations.

Meanwhile, the brick workers are cleaning up after the last of the capstones have been installed.

I'm curious to know what kind of roof is being put on the substation since that's a little above my vantage point. I'd consider sneaking up on the roof of my building to get a look if it weren't for the whole fear of heights and terror of ladders thing. Wouldn't it be great if they put in a green roof? 

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