The Adventure Begins
After working on this since May, we're finally scheduled to dig on January 8th. The bricks have been removed from the back of the kitchen bump-out and saved to integrate into the new brickwork that will be added to the addition. Straw and plastic tarps were spread over the dig area to prevent frost from slowing down the process.
01/07/02 - Day Zero
01/08/02 - Day 1
The excavation is complete and the forms for the footings are in place.
01/09/02 - Day 2
The footings are poured and the forms removed. Reward Wall System forms for the basement walls delivered.
01/10/02 - Day 3
They're building our addition with giant Legos!
01/11/02 - Day 4
Drain tile hose brought in.
01/12/02 - Day 5
Top layer of foam forms in place. Forms shored up and ready for Monday's concrete pour
01/13/02 - Day 6
Whoops! East side cave-in put's Monday's pour in jeopardy!
01/14/02 - Day 7
Damage repaired more quickly than expected.
Rescheduled concrete re-rescheduled . . .
. . . and poured!
01/15/02 - Day 8
The bracing around the foundation is removed.
Ready for framing.
01/16/02 - Day 9
Original house foundation underpinned to better tie in with new foundation.
Ledge for brick detail across back of addition.
01/18/02 - Day 11