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Putting in a Foundation – Home Improvement

Good afternoon, Backyard Brian here.

Today, I’m going to explain to you the beginnings of a garage so that you can see what a foundation looks like as it goes into the ground. This particular foundation is recessed back into a foundation wall that will form the back of this garage. Since the footings hit rock on top, they had to form the footings on top of the ground. Sometimes they’ll dig trenches into the ground, but these are formed on top.  The first thing you’ll notice is the ReBar coming up out of the concrete. We found a footing, and so this will go up in the block walls to be secured to the foundation well. 

We’re going to have dirt filled against the back of this foundation wall, so we need to have those footings. The other thing you’ll see is an orange nail in the corner that’s been painted around. This is included because the foundation has been set with a surveyor, and they’ve come in after the footings were placed. They have marked all the corners so that they’re nice, accurate, and square. That’s what we’re going to use to build the foundation for this office. This gives you an example of how these things are built behind the scenes.

All right, I hope that everyone has a great weekend with their families and have lots of fun in Virginia. It’s gotten a little bit warmer, but we’re going to have a slight change in the weather with snow coming tomorrow. It’s going to be a great weekend. Have fun with your families. Talk to ya later. Bye.