We dug dirt! The excavator came out on Tuesday morning and got started. He first had to remove all the existing flower beds, lawn and raised garden area. Then start digging down to footing level. The foundation is stepped down the hill. Think of really long and narrow stairs, with 2 to 3 feet between the steps. Framing is a lot less money than concrete so there is a big savings. You also end up with a nicer looking wall, siding and paint look better than gray concrete wall.
The foundation was out today, March 1st, got a the wall laid out, that is marks on the ground where the wall and footings will be built. We had a bit of confusion, there is a slight angle to the foundation on one of the walls, the foundation guy picked that up right away, the excavator not so much. But we got everything figured out and hope to pour on Friday, March 10.
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|West side of the existing house.|