The project becomes clearer each day. Today, the location of the building perimeter was pinpointed.
This panoramic view is from the southwest corner of the project looking to the north and northeast:
March 28, 2019
We are required to use “radon rock” under the building slab so that any radon gas that seeps out of the ground can go to the atmosphere instead of being trapped under the slab and eventually leaking into the building.
March 27, 2019
The location of the stormwater outfall line is very rocky. This was a surprise. It needs to be excavated four feet deep. We thought we could do it with an air spade but that is not going to work. We’ll need to use an excavator, and that means removing more trees than we had hoped.
March 26, 2019
Photos represent work completed through end-of-shift on March 25. The last gravel corner is completed so now we have a complete gravel “frame” around the building site. Rock base is beginning to be placed where the building slab will be poured in April.
March 23, 2019
Photos represent work completed through end-of-shift on March 22. As the gravel drive and parking is constructed like a frame around the building site, it is becoming easier to see the size and placement of the new facility!
March 22, 2019
Final driveway width established, building base for the building slab, more gravel, more boulders. Even though construction is going on, we are still able to rent out the 7-foot-wide Tye no-till drill!
March 20, 2019
More excavation, gravel, and boulders.
March 20, 2019 morning: building permit issued!
March 19, 2019
More development of the west parking area.
March 18, 2019 afternoon
We begin to see hints of the size of the building as the front and west parking areas fill out.
March 15, 2019 afternoon
A lot more rock gets spread in what will be the front parking lot. Boulders encountered!
180-degree panorama looking at building site from the west to the east.
March 14, 2019
The front parking area is taking shape. Excavation continues closer to the barn. Excavation of the building site continues.
Plenty of activity centered on the front parking area!
March 13, 2019
More topsoil removal and stockpiling, more excavation, more gravel.
180-degree panoramic view from the contractor’s trailer of the building site.
March 12, 2019
Today the black walnut tree was removed from the footprint of the new building.
Panoramic view of the project area, looking from the northwest corner to the southeast across the site, including the driveway entrance.
March 11, 2019
The crew encountered an unexpected buried cable.
March 8, 2019
More driveway work and more removal of old concrete and demolition debris.
This image is a panoramic view of the entire building site:
March 6, 2019
The excavation company discovered that the ground east of the driveway was very soft and full of roots. We approved a change order to excavate more material so that a thicker rock base could be installed to support the wider driveway.
March 5, 2019
Note the tree roots west of the driveway!
March 2, 2019 morning
Photos reveal some construction details of the old farmhouse.
March 1, 2019 afternoon
This was an emotional afternoon because demolition began on the old farmhouse.
March 1, 2019 morning
A couple of last photos of the farmhouse before demolition begins.