Solid Foundation, Part II

The week has ended with the construction of the block foundation walls.  Now we can finally begin to visualize the footprint of the house.  It’s great to see it slowly rising out of the ground.

Foundation, view from north

We did encounter some design changes as a result of the grading of the site.  As you can see, the block rise 5 courses out of the ground…more than we originally anticipated.  This is not a major difference, the biggest result is simply the slab will be elevated higher than originally anticipated.  As a result, the interior of the foundation walls will simply be filled with a larger volume of compacted pea gravel as a solid base for the pouring of the first floor slab.

Foundation, with skyline in background

Foundation, 8" raised slab for entry

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