Monday, June 23, 2014

Tree Removal and Footings

In this part of the project, we were cutting down the trees behind our house and then pouring the footings for the wall foundations. (I just sound so builder-like there!)

This tree had been here for many, many years. At one point, it was split in half and about to fall down. So we didn't lose it, a gigantic log chain was put around the two halves, holding them together.

Of course, no project is complete without a little supervisor…. 

Turns out, it was a good thing we cut the old tree down. It was completely rotten in the middle!

After the tree was down, a super great crew we hired dug the footings out. We actually learned that we only have a few feet of top soil on top of solid rock! So it made the digging rather difficult.

Once again, the little supervisor.

Unfortunately, I have no picture of when the footings were finished...

The next step in the project was to cut a hole through the concrete wall into our basement. This was to make a crawl-space. I can't say I've ever heard a louder racket than that of a concrete saw!

The next part of the project: Rustic Rafters


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