We haven’t got a lot done this week due to the rainy weather. In some ways the rain is a good thing: it will help compact the sand underneath the slabs. Regardless, the week wasn’t without its accomplishments. On Monday the plumbing inspector signed off on the rough in plumbing and I back filled over it. On Wednesday I rented a concrete saw and cut a large notch out of the front of the garage stem wall for the garage door. I made the mistake of not taking care of this notch when we did the pour. I simply hadn’t considered it even in the planning stages. Also on Wednesday we put in a radon vent, brought over all of the rigid foam panels for the under the slabs, and we had most of the large dirt piles removed.
Yesterday and today I have been helping John S. out with renovating his bathroom–just a small part of my end of the work trade.
On Sunday we will borrow a small compactor and go over the area that will be under the slabs once more. The crushed stone above and around the plumbing hasn’t been compacted at all. After that we are ready to put down the foam insulation. I fully anticipate being done with the foundation work this upcoming week.