Footing, drains and sewer

My small and manageable task list started multiplying as I got closer to pouring the new porch footings:

  1. The concrete apron which I left as a rain screen was ready to be cut back a foot. That gave us more freedom of movement.
  2. I had removed the foundation wall. It was know time to remove the remaining limestones from the footing.
    With that done, I was able to set the rough layout and elevation of the new footing.
  3. Knowing the extent of the new footing allowed me to extend the footing drains far enough out to the outside of the future footing, and equally
  4. extend the storm sewer and fit it with a clean out tee.

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About Marcus de la fleur

Marcus is a Registered Landscape Architect with a horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. He developed a landscape based sustainable pilot project at 168 Elm Ave. in 2002, and has expanded his skill set to building science. Starting in 2009, Marcus applied the newly acquired expertise to the deep energy retrofit of his 100+ year old home in Chicago.

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