|The excavation for the addition as it was this morning -- looking east.|
|The excavation -- looking west.|
[Note to photographers: try not to have your shadow in the picture.]
|Patrick, Jeff and John brought the excavation to proper grade using both the small loader and by hand.|
|Final grade for footings is being set by the block crew.|
|Footings were formed and ready for concrete.|
|The readi-mix truck was able to extend its chute far into the excavation.|
|Footings were finished and ready to accept block....probably tomorrow.|
|This footing will support the wall on the north side of the stairs.|
When the floor joists are cut to make the stairs they will rest on this new wall.
|Patrick negotiated a very narrow space south of the structure to backfill the excavation.|
|On many building sites backfill material this good needs to be hauled in.|
Our sand is so good it could be used with no problem.
|Still somewhat rough....but the general "look" of the side yard can start to be seen.|
Tomorrow the block should be laid to create the last part of the basement.
And the addition will start to take space.