May 29, 2009
The excavators dug a root cellar area just north of the house, and this provided sand for grading the rest of the site. The building pad is graded to the level that will support the 6-inch foam insulation under the 4-inch concrete floor.
June 2, 2009
After the site was mostly graded, they dug footings for the house walls. The digging uncovered lots of big rocks, which we piled off to the side to use in landscaping. The cistern is dug about 10 feet deep. A concrete floor with integral footings will go at the bottom.