So with the permit tacked to the door, I continued the build.
Now part of the replace rim joist relayed on the old stacked stone foundations. It’s pretty cool to see the methodology of the original builders in the stacked stone foundations, but as part of getting the permit, I had to replace them with a pad footer and concrete piers.
The the base of my floor system is made up of a series of concrete piers on 2’X2′ pad footing. My friend Wes came over and helped me measure out and beggin the whole for my footers. We dug the holes 18in-24in deep.
The engineer came over to inspect them, he probed the earth, stood back and looked at them, and said: “looks good, just take them down another 18in-24in.”
So mooving a vast amount of earth the footing holes where finally ready.
In addition to replace the stacked rock foundation, I had to replace the foundation under the extension on the side of the house.
A week later, the forms finally dried out, and we were able to pour concrete. (Getting the concrete inside the house was hilarious. We had the driver put on all his extensions on the shute, then we threaded the concrete shute through a window. Just imagine a concrete truck trying to copulate with a house, and that is pretty close)
So finally after the months of work, we finally have a foundation to work from.
That’s all for now folks.