Teahouse Takes Shape
I'm continuing the Teahouse (the building formerly known as DERELICT GARAGE) construction job on this thread, since the foundation crew showed up this morning to dig around the foundation of the slab.
New footings will soon be poured to support the cement block walls. The walls will then be filled with rebar and filled with cement. The old metal flip-up garage door comes off, and in its place two swing open doors built by the contractor. I suppose that would be called a French pair, but not necessarily glass.
They are in the process of knocking down one corner of the cement block structure now, so they can dig out the huge tree root which lifted up the slab and that corner of the garage.
Once the footings are in place, the termite treatment will be handled, the rest of the old slab will be drilled and treated for termites as required by code. Then the moisture barrier will be laid down. As I learn what takes place when, I will post it for educational purposes.
Earlier today, I took a few pictures of the dug-out foundation. These guys work quickly. DH tells me they are presently cutting back the old tree root and knocking down the crumbling corner of the building.
And this is the south end near the privacy fence.
And this shows the garage as it sits on the lot, in relation to the back deck, the sun porch which is on the south side of the house too, and the gate opening out to the driveway and the street. We are looking due west here. I am standing in the "back forty", land we bought from our neighbor last year to have space to garden.