Build Day #1

Saturday brought beautiful weather, and it was a perfect day to spend digging and getting the project out of the ground. Here are some photos from April 23rd, our first big build day. We first set up batter boards (a system to ensure that all the footings end up in exactly the right place) using a laser level, while at the same time digging the holes for our eight deep footings. Delicious tacos for lunch — and then we placed the deep footings, centering them in the holes using string and a plumb bob. The holes were filled with gravel, and the top footings were fixed on the threaded rod.

Thanks to our wonderful clients and our helpful volunteers, we got all the deep footings placed, filled in, and the regular footings placed as well; a great day indeed.

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