Lots of progress has been made this past week. After the land was cleared, the survey man came back out and staked out the house again.
Here are some pictures of the digging and the completed basement. One worry we had about digging out a basement was that we would hit a bunch of big rocks and have to do a lot of extra work to get them out. Luckily, we only came across 5 basketball size rocks which we will use for landscaping purposes. The worker guys said this was one of the easiest basement digs they have had in several years.
The basement ceilings will be 9 ft tall.
As the man dug out the basement, he moved the dirt around to make a 'road' completely around the whole house so that the concrete trucks had firm ground to fill up the concrete footings.
Then the guys started building the wood form for the concrete footings.
They added rebar and some pvc pipe in a few places to run water, electrical, and septic lines.
Once the forms were made, 4 concrete trucks showed up to start pouring. Steph even helped smooth out the concrete.
The concrete dried out overnight and they showed up the next day to remove the wood forms. Next week they will start building the wood forms for the basement walls.
Here's an updated picture of the wood pile. Lindley cuts the trees apart with his new chainsaw and Stephanie picks up the logs and stacks them up. No wonder they have been so worn out!!
It's been REALLY hot here! The guys show up early to work - between 7 and 8 and then leave around 2 in the afternoon.