Sanctuary Ridge Adventures in Farming

Breaking Ground

Site Excavation and Footer dig

Breaking ground is such an exciting part of building! All the planning and scheduling finally begins to become a reality when the equipment arrives on site. That first big scoop of earth breaks the ground to prepare for our new home on this beautiful ridge and we are beyond excited to see the dream unfold before our very eyes!

Because we are digging our basement into the side of the ridge slope to allow for a full walkout basement, the site excavation is the full footprint of the house with retaining walls planned on each side. To me, this is the most difficult part to envision. The experienced excavation team has laid out a fantastic site that will allow us to have great outside entertainment areas.

In a matter of days, the crew had the basement excavated and footers prepared to be poured. We always hire a professional surveyor to layout the house on site for the dig. After the site is excavated, the surveyor comes back to pin the foundation dig location. Once the footers are poured, he returns one more time to pin the footers for the block and poured walls of the foundation.

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