Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ready to Pour

The forms for the new foundation under the bay window of the Delaney House

Progress has been made on the Delaney House foundation, and the forms are all in place. On Tuesday, the inspector from the City of Berkeley is coming to make sure everything is done correctly. Then on Wednesday, the pumper and the cement mixer will arrive, and the new foundation will be poured.
The forms for the south east corner of the foundation

We spent quite a bit of time yesterday with Andus, Henry and David, going over all the plans. It turned out that a couple details needed to be adjusted, so we called David Inlow, the engineer for the Delaney House, and he gave us the thumb's up for the change. The plans are getting straightened out,

We're still getting everything together to build the front fence. Tom threw his back out yesterday, so he was not up for working today. I spent time stripping paint, doing a little wiring etc, and then we picked up the last items for the fence. Assuming his back is okay tomorrow, we hope to build most of it.

We also noticed that the Satsuma Plum Tree that we moved from Karen's house in Oakland is now starting to bud out. It seems the tree really did survive and is getting ready to produce leaves and (hopefully ) plums.
New leaves on the Plum Tree, silhouetted against the Delaney House

New buds on the Plum Tree

So tomorrow we hope to get the fence in place. After the foundation is poured, we want to get Hilary to dig the trenches for the sewer lines, so the pluming can start to go in. Next weekend, we should be installing drain lines inside the house, getting them ready to connect to the new sewer lines.

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