Woodshop/Garage Build #2: Phase 2: Excavating lot and footer prep

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Blog entry by BMichs75 posted 04-29-2015 09:31 PM 1588 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Phase 1 - clearing lot Part 2 of Woodshop/Garage Build series Part 3: Phase 3: block wall »

So the last week has been full of work. Tree trunks and roots have been dug out and the site was leveled. The footers for the wood shop/garage were excavated over the weekend. Pea gravel was added to the bottom of the footers and grade was measured. Rebar grade stakes were places and two rows of 1/2’’ rebar was secured to the perimeter. Tomorrow footers will be poured. All work thus far has been completed by myself. Block wall and concrete pad to completed over next two weeks.

-- Brandon

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Tim Royal

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 12:17 AM

Need a pic of you with a fancy shovel breaking ground! Looks good AND the plans look great!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 05:19 PM

That doesn’t look like a huge shop/garage you are building. What are the parameters? I want to do something similar in my backyard but make it more of an auto shop for my motorcycle. I have all the materials we just need to start doing some excavation once we figure out how big we want the garage. I like the size of this lot that is why I want to know the parameters.

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 05:59 PM

30×50. I would have made it bigger but I had some other limitations of size in the yard (mature trees, septic)

-- Brandon

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