Monday, March 8, 2010

Setting up for the Foundation

Here's Blue2 laid out for the foundation. From this vantage point it looks bigger than the Blue House, but it's a 750 square-ft. second unit. The recycled wood stakes in use here were trim from the cabin that used to stand here. The stakes outline the face of the new concrete foundation.

We used the old form boards from the Blue House to form the Blue2 and again here is some of the old house trim used for form stakes.

Most of the inside form boards are set. John Hope in CAT piling up the extracted dirt around outside perimeter of foundation. Later this dirt will be graded back against the new raised foundation wall. The 30 ft building site dropped off 20" from the planned front door on right to the bottom corner of the wood forms on left. The top of the form boards will be the height of the finished floor. Jorge is standing in what will be the bathroom.

1 comment:

  1. So it clearly means that you also know how to repair foundations. Your pictures of setting up one are great. I'm glad that you used recycled materials. So green and environmental.

    I'm hoping for a soil stabilization methods tutorial, and please post pictures. Learning is always better in visuals!

    Thanks! I am a fan!