House Update #8: Breaking Ground!

Big news: the excavation has begun! Who knew a hole in the dirt could be so exciting? Digging started on Monday, and already we have a roughed-in driveway,  and a partially dug foundation area and septic tank location. Part of the foundation area is a rock too large to be dug out; it will have to be blasted apart first.  We always knew this was a high probability when building in the mountains, although so far it has been a pleasant surprise that we don’t need to blast any of the area for the utilities trench. Right now we are waiting on the quote from the demolitions company, and then: BOOM!

It’s a little hard to get good depth perception in photos, but here are some pictures.

So much dirt!
So much dirt!
The big rock
The big rock

I’ll update again soon! Thanks for following along.


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