Friday, July 16, 2010

Petes construction return

8AM - Return to Pete's construction site
In an email received from Pete Schuster, he wrote that the foundation walls for his new home would be complete in about two weeks. That's pretty fast, it seems to me. So, MsTioga and I drove to the construction site in the Pueblo of Santillan to see how things are going.

We found Benjamin the foreman laying out the string for a foundation wall that stretched across the entire length of the house. Great care was taken for this string placement. Measurements were taken and verified several times with the plans.
Benjamin and his son after laying out string


Outer wall


It is fascinating watching the foundation construction. The rocks that make up the wall go up at an angle and must top-out at the string. Very difficult thing to do!
Benjamin building foundation