I don't know whats going on, but I can't seem to move pictures where I want them or anything else. It's been so long, I guess I forgot how. lol. The above picture, the old John Deere is gaurding the trench.
I wanted to put in the one end of my sewer pump out so I could haul some sand and dump it right where it will go if I find a good day to haul some product sometime. It will be awhile before I can finish trenching this in. Once the basement is done I guess.
I removed most of the top soil from where the basement will go, I might have to touch it up a bit yet before I can dig the basement. The far corner will be about six feet deep and this nearest corner will be about 4 feet deep when it is all done. It is a 2 foot difference in elevation from those two corners, and the footing has to be 4 feet below grade for frost purposes, so I guess this is what I gotta do.There was alot of rooty topsoil that came out of there.
So there you have it, just a bit of an update. I am still totally not real sure what kind of a basement I am building, but I have been doing alot of research on the PWF(permanent wood foundation), and concrete. PWF would be a lot less expensive, and more could be done by myself, but I need a stupid engineer who can design that for me, so I am told, and I can't seem to find that guy. I have had thoughts of just building the damd thing, but then I do have that worry that it could all be for nothing. As for the concrete, I have been checking out the ICF system. (Insulated Concrete Form). To my surprise that insulated form will be just about the price of the concrete, and concrete costs alot. I guess I own a propery where I am supposed to throw my money in the air. So maybe thats what I'll have to do. Is everyone ready to catch? I always had a dream of living a more primitive life than this, but it just seems impossible to make that happen unless I am further from civilization. I have decided to just get things going and see what I can get done before the snow flies. I have been busy at work previously, but I hav'nt been there for a week or so now. I do know that there should be some hay for me to haul in the near future, but other than that, I think I might be free to get some building done. Knock on wood.(Knocking on my head).