I am getting to the ground breaking earlier than expected.
Trenching for the foundation is happening this week.
Here are some pics to bring the project up-to-date:
Here is the old garage on the site that had to go:
Here it is knocked down. My wife helped every step of the way.
I rented this backhoe to tear up the old foundation.
It had been a while since I had run one of these, so I felt a little uncoordinated. Also, I was used to the controls on a Case and not on a John Deere. I also borrowed a hydraulic dumping trailer for getting rid of the concrete and the stumps from the 6 trees I had to cut down.
Here is the site with the paint laid down for trenching. You can see the outline of the building and the gas pump island. This was Sunday. Up to this point, My wife and I had done all the work. Now it's time to do some subbing out. A foundation guy is trenching it this week and laying out the forms, beams and rebar. Got to get 2 city inspections, one for the foundation form-up and one for the plumbing, before pouring the concrete.
Here is a link to the full-size photo of the laid-out site:
Full Size photo