As I mentioned in my last post, the area below the front porch has been well and truly filled with dirt. Soon, we will be forced to get another dumpster, but for now I am continuing to dump waste dirt in the front yard. Fortunately I only had to dig out two of three barrow loads before we could pour the next bit of the floor; these three section were all poured together.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021
|Larking around in my Grandfather's backyard, summer 1975|
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
This post takes a couple of diversions from the main purpose of the project (i.e. making the usable basement space bigger). The first deviation is storage space, so it's kind of related. The photo below, which has made several appearances in this blog, shows a storage platform which has been strung between the cinder block wall and adjacent foundation pier - all you can really see is a cardboard box at the front of this area. I wanted to keep this space for storage, but it has always irritated me that the platform was not even close to level.
Friday, December 3, 2021
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