Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trenches, Footings and Walls

We were on vacation in Portugal from 23 April until 15 May. During that time the contractor was able to do preliminary grading, dig the trenches for the footings, pour the footings and start on the work for the stem walls.
Forms are up for the stem walls
On Friday, 19 May 2017, the site was abuzz with activity! Seven people were working on forming the rebar and putting up the rest of the forms. Peder (the contractor) was onsite, as was Tom the concrete sub, and Dave the electrical sub. The architect and structural engineer were expected to arrive shortly after we arrived, there was no real reason for us to be there other than to see how the sausage is made. What was supposed to be a quick hi to everyone ended up being a two hour site visit.

Panaramic view of the site outside of the main house garage. 19 May 2017