Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Just outside Detroit
Thanks again for the support everyone.
On Friday, and Saturday.
I believe the plan is to dig the trench's. He will be going as deep as necessary to hit undisturbed ground. We will know when it is deep enough when he hits the hard, dense, blue clay of south east Michigan. He will also be digging out an area near the new foundation to tie into the existing sewer line.
Then he can put in the forms, and rebar for the footer. To re-cap. The footer will be 2 feet wide and 1 foot thick with rebar. Then first thing on Monday, he will bring out the soil bearing capacity testing people. They will do their job, and give a report. Once that report is approved by the city building inspector, he can then pour cement for the footer.
Once the footer cures for 2 days. Then the block walls will be started.
After the walls are in, then sewer, water, electrical, cable, and gas lines will be installed. Then the 6" wire mesh inner slab will be poured. Followed by a 20' X 25' area in front of the garage will be poured 6" thick with wire mesh.
Then final inspection by the city.
Once this is done. Then I can start building the rest of the garage.
After all this time, and fight the end of this chapter seems to be getting near.
Joe in Detroit
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