Several things needed to be done to the basement and foundation before framing could begin.
- The bump-out on the back of the house was removed. I wanted the back to present a flat face to the lake so that the screened porch was more directly accessible from the house and to give the deck a more open feel.
- Several footings were dug out and poured in the basement to support posts to support the floor.
- Footings were dug and poured to support the new basement stairs
- A sub-slab drain to a new sump pit was installed.
- The opening for the old bulkhead was filled. The previous owner had removed the bulkhead doors and built the deck right over the opening.
- Footings for the deck and screen porch were set and filled.
|Before the basement work started. The opening for the old bulkhead|
is visible just behind the chimney.
|Footings for the basement stairs and one of the support posts|
|A few of the "big foot" tubes that will support the deck.|
Not all of them could be set until the foundation work is done
and the fill replaced.
|At the top you can see the bump-out in the process of being removed.|
|The bump-out mostly demolished. Also shown here are the J bolts set|
into concrete in the foundation wall. The sill plate will be bolted down
to the foundation using these bolts.
|We decided to demolish a bit more of the side wall so the the|
new pour could go around the corner and capture the side wall.
That meant losing the basement window that you see here
|The forms in place for pouring the new corner.|
|Same forms from the outside|
|Concrete delivered and being installed. Just to the left of the tube as|
it goes into the basement you can see a guy dressed
in black. He's got a remote control that allows him to turn the
flow of concrete on and off and, I believe, to move the arm.
|The crew is talking to the guy with the remote telling him|
when they want more concrete.
|The sub-slab drain and the footings now filled with concrete. |
The drain isn't quite a perimeter drain as part of the perimeter
had a 5 inch thick slab of concrete for some unknown reason.