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SURV surveying property web r.JPG (66163 bytes)
PREP Temp power f22a webR.JPG (36027 bytes)
PREP temp toilets E27a web R.JPG (70391 bytes)
PREP cheater f22a webR.JPG (26216 bytes)
EXCV layout of house foot and found f6a web r.JPG (113879 bytes)
Surveying is the first step to mark  property lines, building setback and excavation lines. Schedule the temp power hook-up prior to construction. Getting a "Porta" potty is usually a good idea when beginning a construction project.   For temp water, attach a "cheater" to the water mains.  Check with the local water dept. first. If your property lines are well-defined you can mark the excavation lines with stakes and marking paint.
EXCV laser lever of hole F6A web r.JPG (104675 bytes)
EXCV worker holding story pole f6a web R.JPG (112464 bytes)
EXCV trackhoe digging for footing f6a web R.JPG (102404 bytes)
EXCV trackhoe loading truck F6AwebR.JPG (72128 bytes)
FOOT-L~1 web R.JPG (104791 bytes)
The excavator uses a laser level to accurately dig to the correct depth. The worker holds the story pole to check the depth of the hole This hole is being excavated for a basement foundation.  Notice the red line marking the outline. Track hoe loading truck with excess fill. Once the excavation is completed the footings are ready to be laid out
foot forming footings worker f22a webR.JPG (62192 bytes)
FOOT-Steel deliveryf17a webRS.JPG (93308 bytes)
FOOT-concrete pump Web R.JPG (51061 bytes)
FOOT-man pouring with pump1 web R.JPG (82732 bytes)
FOOT-pouring footings 4 web R.JPG (92670 bytes)
Once the footings are laid out, it time to form the footings. The footings and foundation require plenty of steel reinforcement. If access is limited, the footings will have to be poured using a concrete pump. Here is a worker filling the footing forms with a concrete pump After concrete is placed, it is leveled and troweled.
FNDN Footings with rebar sticking up webR.JPG (68921 bytes)
FNDN Forming a garage to basement offset f16a webR.JPG (71184 bytes)
FNDN foundation poured f16a webR.JPG (43095 bytes)
FNDN anchor bolts and hold downs f16A webR.JPG (32039 bytes)
PLMB sub-rough plumbing-sand on pipes prior to backfill f6a webR.JPG (94670 bytes)
Rebar is placed vertically in the footings before it cures The footing steps down from the garage to the basement.  The forms change size from 8' to 4'. Foundation is poured.  The concrete must cure for at least one day before the forms are removed. Anchor bolts and hold down straps placed in the top of foundation.   Black dampproofing has been painted on the exterior. Sub rough plumbing is installed after foundation walls are poured and stripped.
SRPB sub-rough plumbing f16r webR.JPG (46474 bytes)
CONC BAsement slab finishing f22a WR.JPG (33972 bytes)
FNDN pouring basement slab f22a WR.JPG (38678 bytes)
EXCV backfilling around foundation f5a webR.JPG (61875 bytes)
EXCV vibrating the fill around the foundation f5a webR.JPG (67141 bytes)
The pipes are covered with sand to protect from damage when backfilling. Worker Bull floating the basement slab. Workers pouring Basement foundation Backfilling the foundation. Compacting the backfill is important to prevent ground settlement next to the house.
LATL asphalt piled in street f16a webR.JPG (94141 bytes)
LATL sewer line running to city main f5a webR.JPG (90102 bytes)
LATL sewer hooked into city sewer main f5a.JPG (110291 bytes)
LATL potable water tapped into city water f16a webR.JPG (102155 bytes)
LATL water lateral copper f5a webR.JPG (79157 bytes)
If the water and sewer aren't stubbed into the property, you'll have to dig up the road. The sewer lateral runs into the city main line. The sewer lateral is plugged and tested for leaks. The water lateral connects to the city water main.  The water and sewer are located in the same trench. The workers connect the water lateral to the meter yoke.  The cylinder will fit on top of the water meter
LATL backfilling water and sewer laterals2 f5a webR.JPG (91045 bytes)
Latl main line cleanout f5a webR.JPG (41099 bytes)
LATL installng electrical lateral next to temp f5a webR.JPG (79896 bytes)
LAT Electrical lateral f22a webR.JPG (62298 bytes)
 
Once the water and sewer laterals are inspected they are covered with pea gravel. The sewer lateral cleanout is hooked in outside the house.   The trench has been dug for the electrical lateral.  The plastic conduit will then be laid into place Electrical lateral trench.  

   

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