This post is for the past three or so weeks – was on vacation for two of the weeks.
28 June 2015
As you can see the foundation is pretty much done. All of the concrete blocks are up, the plumbing and drain pipes are in place and the fill is pretty much in place.
11 July 2015
Well, this is the last step before the pouring of the slab. All walls in place the foundation has been filled with fill-dirt, the plastic and ‘slab’ wire for reinforcement is in place. You will see Emmett (nephew) and Patricia in the second slide. You will notice in the last two slides three holes in the plastic sheeting – this is where the three columns in the house will be located. Two at each end of the kitchen counter and one as you come in the front door. The columns will be load bearing so this extra reinforcement.
18 July 2015
The slab has been poured! So all is now done for the foundation, finally. You will notice a whole lot of twigs and leaves on the slab – we had a really severe storm yesterday. Fortunately, the slab had been poured the day before so no issues. If anything, better curing for the slab. You will notice the bolts along the edges – to be used for the footers for the walls.