We grabbed the morning to start the 3rd row of the front wall, doing 25
blocks before the rain came in the afternoon. This is our last row of the
fat 215mm wide concrete blocks – at last!! Well at least, for this stage of
the swimming lane construction, as we got the pond and the final couple of
metres of the lane to build later on after we have built the house itself!!

On this row, we inserted a reinforcing steel bar horizontally to improve the
strength in the direction of “bowing” outwards under the pressure of the



We protected our wet joints with a plastic sheeting, from the rain. Which
turned out not to be so heavy as forecasted after all!!

By Shaun

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