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All foundations abutted together

  1. The various foundation slabs consist of a plywood box which is 6 in thick/high as grade plus the slabs height relative to grade.  The lowest level is 6 in high or at grade.  The office is 2 in above grade.  The main level is 4 in above grade.   The garage is 3 1/2 in above grade.

Foundation Bracing

  1.  Closeup of metal bracing for added strength.

Plywood Base

  1.  The plywood base is composed of 2 x 8 strips of 3/4 in plywood which is doweled together.  It disassembles fairly nicely is stable.

Plywood Base

  1.  The base is not perfectly flat so my foundation pieces are close but not perfectly aligned.  I will need to bolt them together.

Drilling and Bolting Foundation

  1.  I needed perfect alignment of the various foundation pieces.  They are each balanced on 4 pieces of the correct thickness pieces of wood so their bottoms would align.  They are then clamped for drilling

Clamping

  1.  Firm clamping for drilling.

Bolting in the upright position

  1.  I placed the foundation pieces on blocks so I could bolt them together from below.

Bolts

  1.  Closeup of bolts clamping each foundation piece to one another.

Foundation & Subfloors

  1.  Here is the assembled product.  I need two more subfloors for the lower level and office area.

Foundation & Subfloors

  1.  See above.  Now to create my additional subfloors and start on walls and ceilings and eventually, the second story and roof.

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