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dave#1    Posted 10-28-2017 at 11:52:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • More than just a hole now !
  • Forms for the footers are now installed, pouring footers Monday-Wednesday, then 12 rows of blocks, then after 7-10 days for the mortar to cure the house gets set !!!
    Happy,happy,happy !

    Dave Smith    Posted 10-29-2017 at 07:41:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • WOW
  • The last time I did that kind of work we used a shovel and wheel barrow to move the gravel and cement around (1958,1959). Not nearly so labor intensive in this day and age. Dug the hole with a old Cletrack DG bulldozer with armstrong stearing.
    Tell Flo HI from Izz and I.
    Dave <*)))><

    Philny    Posted 10-28-2017 at 21:10:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Looking good,I hope youíre not running short on time ,Iím sure it will heat so much better than your old house as ours does

    AL CT    Posted 10-28-2017 at 17:39:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Exciting times ahead for you and your family. Sounds like the home builder is finally going to provide you with a home.
    Always interesting to see how different parts of the country construct homes. Here in CT normally the footing is about 10" deep and 24" wide. About what you have. Not sure why, maybe labour cost, cement blocks are rarely used. I would say 99% are form filled concrete. Some of the newer ideas actually use Styrofoam forms that are filled with concrete. Strength and added insulation.
    Sorry for my ramblings, best of luck on your new abode. Hope you're in it before teh heavy winter snows.

    dave#1    Posted 10-28-2017 at 20:49:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • we were going to go with poured walls but the cost was much higher, concrete in my area has skyrocket for some reason so, We'll use the good old cement blocks !


    John in Mich    Posted 10-28-2017 at 13:40:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Exciting! I'm enjoying watching your progress. We moved a house 8 miles in 1966. Always wished we had added one more row of block. We were on a crawl space.
    Our current house we built in 1985. I insisted that my basement finish ceiling would be 8 feet. NBD until I told the builder the basement floor had to be 12" higher than the original grade of the soy bean field we were standing in. He asked why so high. I said I grew up in a swamp and wet basement. Code required a sump pump pit. 32 years and never a pump in it. Elevate, elevate, elevate.

    steveVa    Posted 10-28-2017 at 12:50:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Wow, they are not f-ing around. Looks great!!
    Park an N back there to make it look like you moved all that dirt and stone... lol...

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