Ditch Digging and Floor Trusses

Backfill complete. A layer of gravel covers all the dirt, making the site much cleaner to work on and ensuring that if work needs to by done under the house in the future it will be much cleaner and easier to do.

Backfill complete. A layer of gravel covers all the dirt, making the site much cleaner to work on and ensuring that if work needs to by done under the house in the future it will be much cleaner and easier to do.

The "filling station". Along the side of the right hand post is a two inch pipe that leads down to the water tank under the house. Also, at this station will be electrical outlets for plugging in a vehicle.

The “filling station”. Along the side of the right hand post is a two inch pipe that leads down to the water tank under the house. Also, at this station will be electrical outlets for plugging in a vehicle.

Digging the ditch to the electric pole.

Digging the ditch to the electric pole.

Yay for boom trucks!

Yay for boom trucks!

Ben got to build his own floor trusses. He's sure of his own quality.

Ben got to build his own floor trusses. He’s sure of his own quality.

Setting the east-side glue lam.

Setting the east-side glue lam.

Starting to place the floor trusses.

Starting to place the floor trusses.

While the sono tubes cured, Dave and Ben dug the ditches for the electrical line. At the Truss Company Ben built his floor trusses.

One evening, Jay came by with the boom truck to set the beams and put the trusses on the deck. With the ground looking all neat and pretty and a deck in place it’s really begun looking like a house!

Progress!

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2 thoughts on “Ditch Digging and Floor Trusses

  1. This is exciting to see Ben’s house take shape. I am still wowed over Ben building a house. He has the best support group helping out. I will be praying for safety throughout this new project. Thanks for posting pictures.

    • Thanks, Leila.:-) I agree with you,it is awesome too Ben doing this project. Thank you also, for your prayers – we are grateful for every safe finish to the day. 🙂

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