Excavation Begins – October 2014

After a summer of planning and working with the town on permits, excavation began in October.  After clearing of a few trees, the footings were dug.  I was pleased with how little disturbance was required.

Footings excavated


Here you can see a run of rebar – these are very long, 20+ feet.

Footing rebar for ground ufer


Instead of using ground rods, I went with a preferred method of grounding to 20′ lengths of rebar in the footings.  This is called an “ufer”.  A ground is also run back to the main panel in the house.

Close-up of ground Ufer


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