Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm a cement mixer, baby, a churnin' urn of burnin' funk

We are the proud owners of a completed foundation. To say we are excited is a bit of understatement. To have even one step of this process completed feels like a major accomplishment. I've never really given much thought to the process involved in building a foundation, so it was neat to see the stages. First the footings were poured in forms (you can see them inside the stem walls in the second picture) and then the stem walls. 

stem wall in forms

It's quite a process and a lot of setup, before they're able to pour, and then again to remove all of the forms once they've finished. They also had to set in all of the ventilation, stub outs (for electricity, water, and sewage), and rebar. Even at this early stage, everything has to be set and precise.  Apparently, the process really gets going from here, so I'll try to be really vigilant about taking photos and documenting the work as it happens.

completed foundation

ready for floor joists on Monday

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