Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Progress Report: Pouring Foundation

Last week, Presby made giant leaps with our home construction. Say goodbye to our vacant "camping spot" and hello to our future basement walls!

Since our lot is steeply sloped, the week started with building a ramp for the concrete trucks to sit on while they poured the concrete.

On Friday, concrete was poured into the forms that were set earlier in the week.

Below, the Presby crew supervises the concrete as it travels down the trough into the preset forms. The line you see off to the left side of the photo will be the height of our first floor, deck and a majority of windows that will capture the low-hanging winter sun.

In the pictures below, the crew is moving the concrete down the wall in the forms as far as they can.

Once the foundation is poured, the exterior walls will have spray foam applied--the first step to making our home super-insulated.


  1. I feel like this is my own house being built when I read your blog - I'm so darn excited!!

    I can only imagine yours and J's level of excitement - it must be like getting 2 dozen brand new shiny bikes all at once :) Although, come to think of it, THAT would be darn awesome too!

  2. Oh my goodness. You have basement walls!! I am so excited for you. That's your house they're building!

  3. I'm so happy I get to share our excitement with you all! We are beyond thrilled that it's starting to look like a home and can't wait to visit next weekend. :)