Thankful for some friends showing up randomly at the perfect time as we finished the retaining walls (for the second time) and poured the front veranda piers.
Cutting wire to act as whalers for the retaining walls. These wires would be stretched to – and past – their limits.
It’s good having friends randomly show up right as you’re pouring a few metres of concrete walls and sonotubes.
A couple bags of cement and some piles of sand and stone to finish the last piers. These couldn’t be done until the retaining wall was finished as they were in its backfill area.
Using the tractor to grab water from Chris and Jacqueline’s to make a footing pad for a basement post that had to be added.
A pile of trusses up, posts poured and back filled, and some more wall sheathing up. If you look closely you can see the mammoth rock in the path of the right side retaining wall that has been drilled out with rebar epoxied into it (same with the slightly-leaning sonotube pier on the rock). It’s […]
Cutting off a soggy sonotube end. Not an easy task but he saw it through. He SAW IT THROUGH!
The forms are stripped from the footings as the sun sets on another long day.