Pumping started early Friday morning. First they filled in the edges of the larger pads as otherwise the weight of that much concrete would push it all out from under the forms. Then they began working their way around the site and came back to the larger pads at the end. 86 yds of concrete in the footings (less than half of that is for the house itself). Great crew that worked well together.
The three large pads with edge concrete but not yet filled are for retaining walls as are all of the footings to the left (north) of the largest pad. Less than half of the footings are for the house itself. See the yellow jacket laying on the ground? That’s in our kitchen (approx our range). The wall just below that, with the square in the middle, is the lake facing west wall of the house. Everything else below that is for retaining walls.
They removed the forms for the footings, laid out the lines for the walls, dropped in the wall forms and went home for our first nice weekend of this very delayed spring.