Sorry for the delay.
The mason was getting 4.5 / block for this job. However they got canned because 4 of 5 guys did not pass the background check in the next county for work at schools.
I also heard they tried to do block fill on all 10ft high at one time and the blocks started collapsing around 6-7 ft high. The spec called for 5 ft maximum / hr. I guess they were trying to save a pump charge.
Anyway the 1st pic is of 1'4" thick footer 3' 6" to 4' 2" wide with oversize areas for columns. Note the 7' tall rebar sticking up. Not my idea and the masons will have fun with that. The new masons price will reflect the height of the rebar.
2nd pic has 2 blocks over my footer and a slab for a transformer. 1 ft of gravel is about to be installed over the brown weed block.
3rd picture is of a 16" tall 8" wide bond beam. I was glad I was able to find beam clamps. My next option was going to be snapties and that would have cost me a fortune and taken forever. Beam clamp installation 1 hr. Beam clamp rental $40.00
For all you tree fiddy guys, note we are getting four fiddy down here at least for some things.
These pictures are a thing of beauty for some of us. The rest of you, just move on. No hot concrete babes here.
Next year I will hire my first bikini crew. Amazon concrete babes where can I hire them?