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May 7 - Here is a view down the south (right) side of the house where the landscapers are adding topsoil.
May 7 - Here you can see that the courtyard is progressing. The strings are up laying out the walls and some of the footings are dug.
May 7 - The front side of the house and garage has now been 'enriched' with topsoil.
May 7 - The back side of the house now has its topsoil covering the ground.
May 13 - Here is the courtyard wall footing all dug out with rebar in place and ready for concrete.
May 13 - An up close photo showing the rebar and how it laps in the corners. The painted piece is our depth guide to show how deep to pour.
May 13 - The apron slab in front of the garage is dug out, formed up and ready for concrete.
May 13 - We installed a continuous rebar around the perimeter, thickened the edges and reinforced the corners to prevent breakage.
May 13 - The courtyard wall footers are in the process of being poured with concrete.
May 13 - This is a finished view of the concrete footers from the north looking south.
May 13 - This is looking towards the garage. The curve is elliptical and will be a real challenge to lay brick to.
May 13 - Where the plywood is will be a gap in the wall with a pillar on either side. We ran the concrete through for added strength and durability.
May 13 - With steel reinforced concrete footers these walls should last as long as the house and never settle, crack or lean.
May 13 - The garage apron is now poured. The concrete is still damp but will be consistently colored once it has dried.