LittleHouse – Redigging the Piers
LittleHouse – Re-digging the Piers
by admin on Mar.17, 2005, under Foundation
12 March 2005.
This is how the site looked when we arrived and set up camp.
The site survived the torrential rains that have continuously doused the area since last October. There were no signs of significant washout on our property. It appears that the washes did their job just fine, releasing it over a broad area.
This area of Northern Arizona has received about 16 to 18 inches of
rain since last fall. That's about 3 or 4 times the normal rainfall. Many
of the roads had washed out or been mudded in.
It is good to finally get back.
The footings that we poured last fall had been filled in with a couple of inches of dirt runoff from all of the rainfall.
They needed to be dug back out, down to the cement footings before we could continue pouring the piers.
Randy dug out what he could, using the shovel. Some spots were too tight to get the shovel in at a good angle to remove the loose dirt.
Tara followed behind with a square scoop to remove the remainder of the dirt, down to the cement footings.