Almost out of the Groundcomments (6) May 23rd, 2011 in Blogs
About one month ago now, the family and I broke ground on our new barn. The space, which will be a combination workshop and artist's studio measures 24 ft. x 30 ft. With help from good friend and former Fine Homebuilding Editor Andy Engel, and his compact loader/backhoe, we dug the 17 piers that make up the building's foundation and placed and compacted the 18 in. of base material and 4 in. of gravel that elevates the slab above the surrounding grade.
This past weekend, we all worked together digging the trench and running conduit and wire for the electric. I passed the town's utility inspection this morning. I hope to start backfiling tonight. The next step is forming the slab.
You can read more about my barn here.
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