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Building a Home #4: In the trenches.

12-31-2011 05:36 PM by grainhead | 0 comments »

Batterboards in place time to dig some trenches. There is no frost line here, most homes are built on grade here. I elected to put my footings below grade anyway. You never know when mother nature will want to change things up. My mother is building a home as well, she had professionals from the construction firm she works for do her footings. The home is about 40’ long and the footings were 3” outside level from end to end after they were finished. The method used was dig trench, set reinforcement and fill with concrete. After seeing this I was fearful of my ability to get it right. I have never poured concrete before, how was I to achieve better results. I decided ...

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