This big Hi-Hoe made short work of excavating for the new footings.
The formwork for the new
is in and ready for concrete.
The footings are poured wider than the wall to make a strong base to carry the new building, and are dug down below the frost line. The groove in the centre is called the key and is used to tie the walls into the footings.
Here are the new foundation walls formed and poured with fresh concrete. The bolts sticking up are the
used to fasten down the new garage we are building.
Gabriel came to inspect our work. We found the main run for a weeping bed that didn't exist in the original permit for the septic during excavating. When we had our footing inspection we discussed it with the building inspector. We went with his recommendation to use a
of 4" ABS under the new garage and than to run the white 3" PVC inside of that for the
for the septic. This sleeve will help protect the white 3" PVC but will also allow for the weeping bed pipe to be replaced if necessary in the future without having to remove the garage floor.