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Old 02-24-2015, 10:12 AM   #1
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So I've been really busy since last June. I'm acting as the general contractor on a 1500 sq ft addition to my house. It's been on paper for 5-6 years and we finally decided to break down and do it. With 4 kids we were just running out of room. We love our house and neighborhood so the decision was easy to add on. Since we only have a 9000 sq ft lot, I knew that if I ever want a shop I had to go down not out. Our existing house is a 15 year old 1900 sq ft two level house with a crawlspace. I knew that it was going to take some work building a full basement next to our existing house.

Enjoy the adventure.....

Our house. Addition will be on the left side.


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Old 02-24-2015, 10:31 AM   #2
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Well congrats to you... smart idea... we have a big lot and love everything around us.. We are hopping someday to do the samething...
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:38 AM   #3
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Nobody cares...get back to building toy trucks damn it.

Congrats on the space Tim, it should be awesome when done.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:45 AM   #5
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I like it as is…

But more room is always nice..
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:46 AM   #6
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First up was getting the kiddos involved. Time to remove the trim and gas fireplace.





Grass has to go first.



After digging down to the bottom of the footings, it's time for the concrete chainsaw.


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Old 02-24-2015, 11:13 AM   #7
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I cant wait to see this unfold, you are a ambitious man with many skills

I think you need to adopt me as I know the basement shop is going to be A+++++++
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:18 AM   #8
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Foundation is coming out!



Dug down 5 feet to solid ground. Next is support beams and temporary posts.



There were 6x10 beams under the floor beams to support the house while we excavated for the basement. I used a 30 ton jack and some 6x6 posts to support it.


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Old 02-24-2015, 11:30 AM   #9
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More foundation coming out.



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When your done Ive got a garage that can come down for add-on space. I'll bring the trailer over .

Watching this unfold
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:44 AM   #11
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I thought that you'd lay some temporary track and wheel in one of these to help with the project!

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Ohmygoodnessgratious. That's a man-task right thar.

Got my popcorn.

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Old 02-24-2015, 11:49 AM   #13
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I hired someone to do the majority of the excavating. My machine just wasn't big enough and with my 40+ hour a week job, I just didn't have time.



This is what 250 yards (23 dump trucks) of dirt looks like.

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Old 02-24-2015, 11:51 AM   #14
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Holy smokes....Go Tim Go! BTW, let me know if you need your garage modeled up in CAD so you can get look at it before your done.
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Looking pretty sketchy! That hole is 9 1/2 feet deep.

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After having the foundation contractor look at the hole, he told me he needed it cleaned up a little better. I cut a ramp down into the hole and drove my 35 into it. Spent the day cleaning and leveling it. Rented another machine for the day to scoop the dirt from the hole, and eventually help pull my machine out.





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Old 02-24-2015, 12:10 PM   #17
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This is what 250 yards (23 dump trucks) of dirt looks like.

I see a U4 track waiting to be born in that thar pile o dirt!


This is quite the project you have going on, I am looking forward to watching it progress.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:12 PM   #18
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Well congrats to you... smart idea... we have a big lot and love everything around us.. We are hopping someday to do the samething...
It has been a fun but challenging project.

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Nobody cares...get back to building toy trucks damn it.

Congrats on the space Tim, it should be awesome when done.
I'm trying to get done so I can build some more toy trucks....I miss it.

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I like it as is…

But more room is always nice..
It's going to be awesome when it's done.

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I cant wait to see this unfold, you are a ambitious man with many skills

I think you need to adopt me as I know the basement shop is going to be A+++++++
Pretty sure your shop at home is great, but you're welcome to come down any time.

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When your done Ive got a garage that can come down for add-on space. I'll bring the trailer over .

Watching this unfold
Sounds good!

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I thought that you'd lay some temporary track and wheel in one of these to help with the project!

I don't have one of those, just my little John Deere 35 and a couple skid steer loaders.

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Ohmygoodnessgratious. That's a man-task right thar.

Got my popcorn.

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Old 02-24-2015, 12:14 PM   #19
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I see a U4 track waiting to be born in that thar pile o dirt!


This is quite the project you have going on, I am looking forward to watching it progress.
You and me both, but it's on private RR property (mine). I just don't want a bunch of U4 guys messing around on it while I'm not there.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:25 PM   #20
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Concrete anyone?






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