A little progress was done today.
We have had a lot of wet weather. This has hampered a lot of things. So today the foundation was coated with tar. The next step is dimpled plastic, and some back fill.
The reason this is being done like this is because we are doing a cement block foundation and code requires it to be sealed. We have to use the plastic because the back fill would stick to the tar, and it would be difficult to get proper compaction. The dimpled water proof plastic won't stick to an untreated block wall so the tar is needed.
It is over kill considering it is not a basement, and really does not need to be water proofed. It just makes things easier to just go ahead and make it like a house foundation, except we do not have to set up a tile drain system.
It looks like this Thursday will be the day for some of the back fill.
A lot more rain is in the forecast for the next week. This could help a little because the 21A back fill is real dry and needs to have some water to help get it compacted correctly.
Once some of this is done. I then have to get a plumbing contractor in to run the sewer line, gas, and water.
All of these utilities will have to be tied into the house. The plumbing contractor has to dig a 4 foot wide trench along the side of the house.
Of course that is on the side of the house that I was storing things from the old garage I tore down. I spent the last few days cleaning up that mess and moving things around in the mud.
Most of the stuff just turned into junk. Little could be saved, that I wanted to save. The plan WASN'T to keep stuff outside under tarps for 3 years. Some 1920's/30's vintage wood doors were destroyed. Oh well.
Here are pic's. Now it is black.
Joe in Detroit
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"It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway
I was flyin'"
Tom Petty, Runnin Down A Dream.