Gitlitz Garage: April 2007 backNext: May 2007 April 2 - The Gitlitz Garage/Apartment will be built inside the yellow tape. This photo was taken from the front porch of Gitlitz Cottage. Work will begin as soon as permits can be pulled (about 2 weeks).April 25 - The building permit was approved. Excavation for the garage footers begins today. The slabs should be finished this week and framing will start next week.April 25 - The slab is marked out on the ground. Excavation will be complete today and ready for inspection tomorrow.April 25 - Footers are dug and form boards are being placed.April 26 - This is a 'garage on a truck.' The framing material arrived this morning. Framing will begin next week.April 26 - The footers are dug. Fill dirt was compacted. Plastic and rebar is in position. As soon as it is inspected, concrete will be poured.April 27 - Steel is in the trenches. Concrete is ordered. The boards are just to hold the plastic down until the concrete is poured.April 27 - Concrete arrived about 10 minutes after the previous photo was taken. It will take about 20 cubic yards of concrete. You can see the network of steel bars (rebar) in the trenches.April 27 - The slab is poured and finished. If you look closely at the lower left corner, you can see anchor bolts in the slab.April 30 - Framing is beginning today. Sill places are already being placed. Lumber is being sorted and laid out.