New Addition Week 1 (7-9 July 2014)

All that remains of our old addition is this pile of stones from the foundation.

All that remains of our old addition is this pile of stones from the foundation.

Well, the old addition came down and the remnants were hauled off on Monday.

Check out the “best of” video highlights below.

Here is the temporary on-the-ground well pipe snaking in under the old cellar door.

Here is the temporary on-the-ground well pipe snaking in under the old cellar door.


On Tuesday, The Beast did the rough digging for the new addition walk-out basement. We knew that we would have to deal with our well pipe, and sure enough, it went down early. We were without water for most of the day until they got a temporary pipe installed.

NewPond

Along the way a small underground spring began reveling in the daylight and created a small pond.

So here is what we ended up with. Note the 7-foot high pile of dirt on the right behind the well.

So here is what we ended up with. Note the 7-foot high pile of dirt on the right behind the well.

On Wednesday the contractor brought in a small tractor-backhoe and dug a temporary drainage ditch to dry up the pond. All has been quiet since then as we wait for things to dry up. Work is expected to resume tomorrow or Wednesday, depending on the weather (storms are expected both days.) The next step is digging the footers.

All of this digging was done on the basis of this drawing I did.

All of this digging was done on the basis of this drawing I did.

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