by admin on Nov.11, 2004, under Foundation
05 November 2004.
We finished up the twelve footings for the porch this weekend.
After cleaning up the holes that had washed in from the recent rains (5 inches in a couple of weeks), Randy chopped, cut and drilled out the roots that had been in the way on three of the holes. We then dug the holes a little deeper, as the rock would allow, and widened the bottom 6 inches out to a 16 inch diameter with a trenching shovel.
Here is a picture of a completed footing. It is basically a 16 inch diameter by 6 inch deep concrete pad located about 18 inches below the ground level.
The piers will be poured on top of these footings, centered on the vertical rebars. Each pier will be 8 inches in diameter, and at least 12 inches off the ground. As the ground slopes, the piers will reach higher out of the ground.
Next trip, we hope to pour some of these piers…