We arrived back from a week vacation in Minnesota (where thankfully it was not humid) to find the basement had a ceiling, and the first floor had a floor. And we have stairs now going into the basement, instead of a ladder. Thankfully, because we have cameras mounted that are taking periodic snaps, we wereRead more about Finally above ground[…]
I just thought this was in interesting before an after shot of the backfill between the basement walls and the surrounding grade.
The framers have been on site for a week or so mapping out the basement walls. The last few days they’ve been installing the bottom plates on the top of the wall and for the basement inner walls. Today they started throwing up the first actual walls. Pretty exciting!
The excavators did a bunch of over-excavation of the area that will be the garage and driveway. The idea is that to insure proper equal settling under the entire span of a structure, you remove a bunch of soil, and then put it back all at equal soil compaction. To do this, they remove soilRead more about Soil compaction[…]