So the footing for the garage slab was formed and poured and the Caterpillar 315BL hydraulic excavator loaded and hauled away before 12:30 pm today. I’m not sure how long this all has to cure before they come back with the forms for the frost walls which will define the edges of the 24′ x 24′ garage. And the entry room adjoining to the existing back door.
The little pieces of rebar sticking up every few feet will be inside the poured frost walls, which will poke up a bit above the grade and hold in the slab that will be the garage floor. The garage floor will be 2 inches lower at the front of the garage than at the back.
I bet that the excavator will be back before too long. And I am off from work for a while so I’ll get to watch and maybe help. After the foundation slab is complete, the siding will have to be stripped off and some firecode-required 5/8″ sheetrock needs to be applied to the sheathing of the house where the garage mates up to it. And it will have to be taped and jointed before the garage can begin.