Footings are officially formed, and as of last Wednesday, poured!IMG_7142

It took 3 weekends and several weeknights to perform the layout, forming, fastfoot installation, and rebar placement.  I am so proud of my husband for doing it all himself.

The footings for the basement are a level 5″ below the finished floor elevation.  The footings for the 1st level are purposely not level, instead they are simply 16″-24″ tall.  Stem walls will be installed next to bring the foundation to a level finished floor elevation, then the non-structural slab can be poured.

Since the subgrade for our house is solid rock, the footings will serve as a transfer point for the load directly bearing down on the walls.