Monday, July 4, 2011

More Excavation - A little bit off the back

 So here is where the excavation left off. It was, for all intents and purposes, complete. But then, before I started driving the pin piles, I realised that the house was now *VERY* small inside, with a 720 sq ft footprint, with an odd dimension of 20x34. I realised that it would be better to extend the house back to the full 40 ft. This would give me more efficient use of material and would also provide an additional 120 sq ft of floor space.
 So, looks like I get to rent the excavator again! And you know how heartbreaking that is. Oh and you can also see in this picture the 2" schedule 80 galvanized pipe which will be used in the next phase of construction.

And here is the end result, another six feet off the back of the house has been excavated. The dirt has been piled up in the back yard and will be used to back fill once the foundation has been poured.

In this picture, you can also see the Insulated Concrete Forms, which will be used for the stem walls.