Footings and plumbing are in

Here, you can see the forms for the footings as well as a bonus stem wall that will surround the back of the shell. The stem wall was Frank’s idea and provides additional protection against the hydrostatic pressure of the surrounding earth – instead of relying entirely on the cold joint between the shell and the slab.

After pouring the concrete for the footings and the stem wall, Brian came in and got the plumbing done. All inspections have passed and we’re ready to start on the slab and heated floors as soon as the weather improves.