Forming the Foundation - June 22
During the past week Devin and company formed the foundation for all of the walls. This involved digging trenches, building wood forms and placing tied rebar in the forms. This week Devin will pour (some large quantity) of concrete into these forms, and then the wood forms will be removed. The wood that he used for the forms will be reused for floor joists and underpinning wall framing.
are the forms for the foundation of our house. They sit under each wall.
They were built by digging (by hand) trenches, building these wood forms
and placing tied rebar in the forms. Concrete will be poured into all of
these forms this week.
the form for the 6' retaining wall that will support that downhill side
of the garage slab.
Craig next to our septic tanks.They are still uncovered because one of
them leaks, even though it has already been patched once. I'm glad the
county asked us to test them. The first tank is 1500 gallons and the second
is 1000 gallons. The second tank will be used by us as well as the Cowards.
Unfortunately, the effluent will be pumped up hill out of the second tank
to the leach fields. Those fields will be on both sides of the road pictured
are our water tanks. Each tank holds 5000 gallons. They are fed from the
well that was in place when we bought the property. The pump in the well
delivers around 15 gallons per minute. The tank at the top of the hill
is in the right place and has water in it! The one at the bottom will be
moved up next to the other one and then they will both be painted forest
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