Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stone and Block Foundation

Almost ready to build!  First I laid 24" wide strips of landscape fabric into the trenches (this will keep the stone from sinking into the mud and therefore requires less stone) then poured in 4" of stone. 
I compacted and leveled the stone base, then came the slow, careful work.  I used my radius line with a line level, a small level, small rubber mallet and a hand tamper. 
I really had no idea how far I would get with 3 yards of stone, but it turned out to be just the right amount with a half yard left over for some driveway touch-up!

I am soooo happy that the back-breaking ground work is almost over.  Tomorrow I will return to my favorite occupation of woodworker/carpenter.

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