Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Construction – Foundation begins

The foundations are done in the local style; stone and cement walls set into trenches under all load bearing walls, then packed earth and small stones in between to form the a base for the cement floors.  The walls are marked out with timber frames and string, then the trenches dug down into the firm subsoil – no frost lines to worry about here.  The downhill side of the foundation is dug a full meter into the subsoil to hold the house firmly in place.
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