I Always Find it Helpful to Build the Foundation First, But Somehow I Always Seem to Get Around To It At Step Four

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.

My brother and nephews  came over and helped be raise the rim joist off the old foundation, and put it on temporary blocking.
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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.
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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 crowbar, hammer and four hours later, i had the structure  down to the foundation. Four days later, the footers were formed a ready to go.
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Then it started raining….
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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)
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So finally after the months of work, we finally have a foundation to work from.

That’s all for now folks.

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