You only get one shot.
Eight cubic metres on the first truck pumped out in 15 minutes into our stem wall and three cubic metres on the second for the piers. Eleven cubic metres weighing in at 24,500 kg.
Four hours later and all the concrete was placed, finished and setting up and we were shattered.
A huge thanks to the volunteers (press ganged into service): mum, Karen, John, Andrew, Drew, Genevieve and Alex for pounding, tamping, screeding and finishing the wall and pier tops and inserting the anchor bolts for the wall plate.
Four days later we stripped the forms and there stood our wall and piers, cast in stone for the next thousand years.
Onwards and upwards!