Sunday, September 25, 2011

That's a lot of dirt

The foundation for the new addition has been mostly dug out now and our backyard has been reduced to a 10-foot high pile of dirt.

The yard is pretty much inaccessible for now. The crew dug all day on Saturday to get ready for the concrete foundation to be poured this coming week. On Monday, they will be reinforcing the new foundation with rebar and prepping it for concrete, which will be poured Tuesday or Wednesday.

After that, it's just a matter of waiting for the foundation to set and then we'll be able to start framing in the addition. It should move pretty quickly from there!

In the meantime, though, we've got a 6-foot deep trench in the back.

There's a pretty massive rock in the middle there that we think the house is probably resting on, so we're not going to open up a can of worms by trying to pull it out. That will have to stay put, but luckily we can easily work around it.

I just don't know what they're going to do with that mountain of dirt...!

That pine tree should be coming down this week as well. It was supposed to come down last week, but it looks like it's just a little too big to pull down so we need to get a bucket truck and top it. I can't wait until it's out of here!

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