Yesterday there were 6 laborers working on the project! An all time high! Men were working on stripping forms, readying them for more concrete work. Other workers were readying the foundation rebar for the future horizontal foundation connectors.
Debris was removed from the site. A Bobcat was used to spread baserock around the vertical rebar foundation. Next is to ready the site to receive the concrete forms for the concrete foundation pour. That concrete will enclose the foundation of the house.
The site is small. There is not enough room to deliver all the baserock needed to fill the required areas at one time. So right now we are waiting for another delivery. We also need a delivery of a dumpster to remove debris; grasses, wood and paper from the Sonotubes. Hard to believe, but a dumpster costs $860/month to rent, as much as a small room rents for per month!
Some of the material excavated from the foundation piers will be used as material outside the house as landscape and cover for the foundation. It’s too expensive to just haul away! The rock and gravel companies make lots of money by charging for rock and gravel from people building pools and such and then sell it to people like me needing fill for foundations.
Marty, this is all great news thank you for keeping us informed.
This is not bobcat on the picture, you have a larger Cat, the real deal. You must be an important person as Le Petit Prince would say, like a Business Man or a King.
A dumpster costs $ 1,000 in the Bay Area therefore you still have money left to buy ice cream and cool that bubbly for the Grand Opening.
We miss you.
We are on Lake Como, beautiful as always, very warm in the sun. Temperatures were 43-45 yesterday in Florence. What a superb city, all art and culture.
Looking forward to hearing the latest news from Marathon!
Jean-Luc & Debbie