Dave arrived bright and early Friday morning, did a little fishing and awaited the arrival of Eric Riley and his crew from Superior Walls Foundations. Although overcast, it was a beautiful morning on the lake, the early fall air cool and quiet. I stayed behind to get Max off to school then headed down, not wanting to miss out in witnessing the first level of our log home being put into place.
The crew arrived at 7:20 to prep the ground before the amazing production began.
The crane and two trucks carrying our foundation walls arrived soon after.
The crane made it safely up the steep drive, but now it was time to get the heavy trucks, weighed down by the heavy concrete walls, up top to the home site.
After several attempts, it was clear that the heavy truck was not going to make it up the hill. All seemed lost for a moment. But wait…
Todd Hawkes, who had previously put in the ATV trails for us, popped by to watch. We had yet to meet him in person so we were very happy to finally meet him face to face. He will be taking over as contractor for the mechanicals so we will be seeing a lot more of him in the coming weeks! It was much fun having our three trusty contractors all on site at the same time.
Having successfully pulled the trucks to the top of the hill, George takes off and Eric Riley and his team from Superior Walls take over the production.
While Eric and his team were busy putting our foundation in place, we received a call that our port-a-john had arrived. Hooray, no more potty tent for us!
Meanwhile, Eric’s crew puts in the fireplace foundation.
The last wall in place, we head inside to check out our new basement!
Three hours from start to finish, our foundation is complete and Eric and his crew, take off.
As usual, I couldn’t resist taking a few more photos of the lake before we left for the day. The cloud cover had lifted, leaving a beautiful deep blue sky overhead…