I started grading about 5 months ago, maybe late August.
Pictures of the first rough grading.
I have stockpiled fill on the bank above the slab-area. Note that the area was already at driveway level. I did not excavate all that much. I took back the slope from the driveway to the native grade; a total of 8 feet or so. The fill you see came from this original making of the slope vertical and the actual rough grading for the slab area. Around the slab will be a french drain and I’ll use some of this material to back-fill the drain trench.
No forms in this series. The line is to give me some idea of slab-grade while I work.