Laying a Foundation #LittleK

#2308 had its second round of inspections Tuesday (building inspection code 130 for anyone wondering). We passed! This time around, the DCRA inspector focused on the additions’ foundation; the first inspection evaluated foundation footings. Confused as to what is what?! I was, too. I continue to learn the terms, the processes, and the steps involved in building new construction, even if attached to an existing structure. What I’ve learned so far is outlined below, in pictures.

The first four pictures show footing construction, with vertical rebar being installed. Rebar, I’ve learned, needs to be grouted solid to become integral to the wall.


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The next set of pictures show the start of waterproofing. The black, tar-like material is used to prevent dampness. A drainage board (last picture) is also being installed to provide adequate waterproofing.

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More to come!

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