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The Norman Cottage - Kewadin Michigan
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December 30, 2005 - The foundation of the house has been poured and the footings for the garage are also in place. They foundation walls of the garage will be set after the beginning of the year.
The walls of the basement have been poured and the foundation panels removed. The location of the egress window and the lower height foundation walls are very visible.
The heights of the foundation walls are working well with the surrounding grades.
Next step........the foundation walls of the garage will be set and the balance of the foundation wall forms at the house will be removed.
Foundation Panels and Installation
December 27, 2005 - The foundation panels are being set in place. This process takes a few days before the pour can be completed.
There are different height panels that are used for the different height walls that we have at the basement and the crawl space locations.
After they get all the foundation panels in place they will pour the foundation in three separate pours.
Foundation Setup - Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2005 - The setup for the foundation pour has started and the foundation walls should be poured in the next week.
The foundation forms are onsite and have been places for getting the forms in place.
The re-bar required for the walls has been placed and will strengthen the poured wall foundation.
The yellow ribbons on the footing are the locations of the corners of the house. This was set by the survey company.
Revising the existing driveway
December 13, 2005 - The driveway has alot of water and organic material at a few locations as you drive to the house that dont allow any heavy equipment to get to the house site. Because of that we had to cut the driveway down about 24" the complete length and then fill in the driveway with sand and then gravel for the drive.
The wind over the past few weeks has taken its toll on the weaker trees at road. At this time we have cut the balance of the trees off the site, but have left the stumps and the root base intact.
The mud and organic material first needs to be removed.
Then the sand is place over the entire length of the driveway.
After that has been completed the gravel is placed over the sand and we have a new driveway that we can get the heavier equipment down.
The concrete footings are now ready to be poured and they have been set for this Thursday. Check back for more pictures from the site.