Aug-31-2006 Update
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In this update we will talk about foundation-excavation_for-Stehr-House-in-Highland-Twp-Michigan. We started the writeup of this ICF house on Aug-12-2006. Our last update for getting ready for foundation-excavation_for-Stehr-House was on Aug-30-2006.

The area west of the house to the private access road has been cleared of the trees and the shrubs. This stretch will make for a good construction road. Althought the idea of using the eventual driveway to the house as the construction road is appealing, that winding scenic route isn't going to be too convenient for construction traffic. So the decision has been made to go for the shorter straight forward construction road. Dave and Charlie got started early in the morning and are making good progress -- these two are tireless workers -- Great Job Dan and Charlie!

I have ordered crushed concrete for the construction road and it should be here either late this afternoon or early tomorrow morning.

This shot shows the site location for the actual house in the background. In the foreground you see the private access road to the property. It is this stretch we are going to use as the construction road. Dan has already got steel pipe into the deep swale / drain between the access road and the west edge of the property ... Picture 1

ANAND Enterprises project SteG2yae-101 New ICF House for Gary and Pam Stehr in Highland Township Michigan

This is a little clearer view of what will become our construction road. The area just east of the swale was like a large bird bath where water had ponded when it had rained the past few days -- so we are going to use some crushed concrete for our construction road -- and Dan said when we are done, he will reclaim most of that stuff to use in the driveway for the house ... Picture 2

ANAND Enterprises project SteG2yae-101 New ICF House for Gary and Pam Stehr in Highland Township Michigan

Dan and Charlie have made good progress in starting to mow that hill down for the monlithic basement slab and trench footings for the walk-out ... Picture 3

ANAND Enterprises project SteG2yae-101 New ICF House for Gary and Pam Stehr in Highland Township Michigan

beginning of Foundation-Excavation_for-Stehr-House-in-Highland-Twp-Michigan

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