Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We passed the footing inspection

The inspector left about 20 minutes ago after signing off on our footing forms. We've got concrete from Corliss and a pump truck from Wes-Mar showing up here at noon, so we should have the footing poured by about 2pm. Then we'll strip the forms around 5pm or 6pm and get them out of the way.

Here's a close-up of one of the tie-ins to the existing footing. There are four pieces of #4 epoxied into the existing footing 12" OC. Then, there are three pieces of #5 laid parallel to the existing footing. Seems like major overkill to me, but I'm just a software guy.

Here's a shot of one of the outer corners of the footing. Note the spreaders nailed to the top of the form, as well as the 2x2 we're using to hold the vertical hooks in place.

And here's the whole enchilada. There's a single bar of #4 running through the whole footing, with vertical hooks 48" OC. The footing is 8" tall, except for the tie-in pads, which are 10". Finally, there's a 24"x24" pad (the cardboard box) that will be the 12" tall pad for the beam directly above.

It's a little tricky because the existing footing slopes down to the west, and the existing stem wall is stepped in the middle. Our footings all come out from the house level, and our end footing slopes to match the existing. We'll step our stem wall down in the SW corner.

Our stem wall falls right in the middle of the access hole in the existing stem wall, so we'll fill that and tie it in at the top. I'll post details of that when we get the forms set up tomorrow.

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