After a couple of quotes ranging from $3000 to $9000, we booked in an excavation service to remove the laundry slab, the dirt underneath and the dirt in the bathroom. The guys turned up nice and early as they said and got stuck into it. The job was a mostly manual one as they had to use shovels and picks to move the dirt. It was lucky that Anthony has an array of tools as they used our jack hammer and angle grinder to break up the slab and all the sandstone.
The job took them 2 days with 3 men on site. We are happy that we decided to hire someone in for this job as it would have taken several weekends for Anthony to do this on his own, it was money well spent.
Next steps, we’ll be digging holes to be inspected. Anthony will need to measure and dig up 450x450x450 square holes, roughly 7 of them. Once complete we can get them inspected, hopefully they will pass and we can then pour concrete and add bearers and joists. Then the biggest hurdle to come is knocking the walls down.
For now, the family has to walk over a bridge to get to the bathrooms. A little awkward, but I have to say, the old toilet that sat in the middle of the extension has finally left the building!