Aug 30 - the first of 23 dump trucks backs in
Aug 30 - breaking up the concrete dining room steps. They're too heavy for the track hoe to lift into the dump truck, so Brian Eger made a cut completely around them to break them in half.
Aug 30 - breaking up the concrete dining room steps
Aug 30 - Mike Eger tries to cut the steps in half after Brian's sawing
Brian fuels the concrete saw for another go at the steps
Aug 30 - Mike surveys the target before smacking it with the shovel
Aug 30 - wham!
Aug 30 - the steps are so heavy that the track hoe comes off the ground when Mike tries to lift them
Aug 30 - another blow from the shovel
Aug 30 - that's how much concrete was underground -- no wonder the weight
Aug 30 - Mike and Brian plan a new attack
Aug 30 - Brian and Mike try to widen the saw cut
Aug 30 - putting some dirt in the truck bed first will keep the steps from rolling around
Aug 30 - the steps are now halved and on their way to the dump truck!
Laser sight that the excavator uses to measure exact depth of dig. Its counterpart sits on a huge long yardstick and emits audible signals to indicate closeness to target depth.
Aug 30 - Brian Eger stands ready with the depth gauge
Aug 30 - Brian prepares for another excavation area
Aug 30 - Mike and Brian in the crawlspace excavation
Aug 30 - the view is now open from garage to master bedroom
Aug 30 - look your last at the pink bathroom sink
Aug 30 - a corner of the main bathroom wall showing how thick the concrete was
Aug 30 - another look at the thick concrete behind the main bathroom walls. That stuff is heavy!
Aug 30 - more remnants of the pink bathroom
Aug 30 - potential lawn ornament?
Aug 30 - one of the laundry closet doors goes in the trailer
Aug 30 - Taco demos the main bathroom wall
Aug 30 - main bathroom demo debris on its way outside
Aug 30 - looking from master bedroom into main bath (Gary Buyer and assistant Jessica in hallway)
Strange view from the garage
Aug 30 - excavation begins for the basement under the new family room
Aug 30 - the sump pump empties into the new space
Aug 30 - Brian reconnects the temporary sump pump drain
Aug 30 - excavation for the basement is now all the way across the existing foundation
Aug 30 - Mike Eger in the excavator
The little track hoe is pretty agile
Aug 30 - snapping through the sugar maple roots
Aug 30 - a strange view through the basement window
Aug 30 - Brian tidies up after the big shovel
Aug 31 - frames are ready for the concrete footers
Aug 31 - the concrete truck backs in (that's George Pezzot directing)
Aug 31 - George guides the concrete truck to the first crawlspace
Aug 31 - the first crawlspace footer before concrete goes in