The guys took up where they left off last night, framing out the footings with large 2x10s. When I arrived just after lunch, they were putting the small pipes that are part of the drainage system for the underside of the house into the forms. It is not the most conventional way of draining a house's foundation - often black corrugated and perforated pipes are used - but neither is this a new way. This has been used many times with great success so we decided this was the route we would take.
Once those pipes were in place, final bracing pieces on the tops of the footings were attached so I jumped in and helped.
Then after a bit of a wait the concrete pumping truck arrived. While it got settled into place we made sure all the last minute details for pouring the concrete were secured.
and at the end of today we have this:
All in all, it was another great day with great weather. I really enjoy working with Mr.W and Mr.B, and, of course, my hubby! We are all having fun working together in a relaxed environment and the progress is smooth and steady. Of course, it is only day 2 but we are so thankful for the great start!
PS: If you are wondering who is taking all the photos when I am working, it is my oldest. I hand him the camera when I start working and he snaps away, taking some really great pictures!
Partying over here: