Sunday, December 9, 2007

Pouring the foundation

Yes, I'm a little behind in posting... in September, we rented a truck from Lyngso and used a wheelbarrow to move the concrete to the forms via plywood ramps.

Here are the finished forms:

Preparing the foundation

Jeff built the forms and installed them to prepare for pouring the foundation. We painted an anti-termite solution on them and also installed rebar to make the foundation strong.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Archeological dig

In the process of digging out dirt, we found several "artifacts" from the previous owners. Pictured are the remnants of a toy plate, marbles, a glass jar, pieces of glass, seashells, rusty nails, and an old wheatback penny.


In August, we installed a "bio barrier" to prevent tree roots from damaging the concrete foundation.

In the second photo, notice the cut made in the walkway to put forms in before pouring the concrete.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Breaking ground...

We broke ground on the new addition shortly after receiving the final "starting" permit. Here is where another bedroom/office will be located!