Continuing the foundation build on this challenging project.
The forms are off of the poured walls, and you can see the crawl space access hole below the double doors. I made the crawl space 4′ tall for extra storage. I didn’t go deeper because it would be classified as a basement which would require additional drainage and other details that would have been cost prohibitive. We have 1000 sq feet in the basement plus this 320 square foot storage area.
This is the block work start. It is integrated into the poured wall and is centered on the footers. You can see the anchor bolts that were set into the poured wall. These will be used to bolt the treated sill plates to the foundation.
So the drought in our region of southern Indiana is officially over – again we had a record rainfall. I know I should have started this project in the Spring – we had very little rain for more than two months – but now it’s pouring big time once a week or so.
And with the water on the outside, it soon becomes water on the inside too. I think I’ve seen this movie before. Hopefully the water in the basement will disappear when I get a roof over that foundation.
One day I hope not to see a concrete truck ever again.
But I have a feeling that won’t be for awhile. Stick around – we’re just getting started.