So after the house was demolished on April 3, the lot was scraped, graded, and back-filled in the days/weeks immediately following.
And though we had hoped that we would start to build quickly, as all things in this process, we waited some more. Finally, in early June the foundation forms were laid. This was a HUGE step forward. We were not only out with the old, and we were no longer idling in neutral – we were moving forward!!
Then on June 18, the foundation was poured.
Interesting factoids…it takes 3 minutes and 23 seconds to empty a full cement truck…
And it took approximately 14 trucks to complete our foundation (I lost count to be honest, but that is what the man driving the rigging said.)
At the end of the day, here was our beautiful foundation.
It rained that night, which concerned us at first until we learned that the rain (watering) actually helps to cure the concrete. June 18 was a magnificent day!