November 4, 2016
Grading is going very well. Once the trees were cleared, excavation began.
Because the site is so much lower than the house, I had 1,000 cubic yards of fill brought in to raise it up. The fill is spread out and compacted layer by layer.
The dug out the footing and left that dirt piled up around the perimeter to use as backfill once the slab is complete.
I’m now ready to get started on the concrete slab.
My son wants to spend every waking moment at the building site. A friend got him a digger for his birthday, which works especially well in the loose piles of soil around the footing, and he loves to play with his toy construction vehicles at a real construction site.