Footings…finally.

I am breathing a sigh of relief that we finally got footings poured. The soil is clay, where it’s not rock, so I didn’t want to get the footings dug, have a big rainstorm, and try to pour footings in a puddle.

Now I need to decide whether to paint the footings with an elastomeric paint. Why you may ask….to create a capillary break between the footing and the foundation wall, so if water gets to the footing, it stops it from wicking from the footing up the foundation wall causing basement moisture problems. This probably is not too much of a concern where we are so dry, and on  slope, that’s why I am debating if it is worth the effort.

We should pour foundation walls by the end of next week, perhaps as early as Wednesday.

Footings formed.

Footings formed.

Lots and Lots of rebar.

Lots and Lots of rebar.

Footings being poured.

Footings being poured.

Pouring footings

Pouring footings

Concrete crew working hard.

Concrete crew working hard.

View of the pump truck from the road.

View of the pump truck from the road.

Foundation forms ready to be set after the footings dry.

Foundation forms ready to be set after the footings dry.

Pump truck and build site.

Pump truck and build site.

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