We have finished laying gravel and insulation for the CEB addition foundation. It is a shallow insulated foundation, made with 2″ extruded polystyrene insulation going down 18 inches, plus 1 inch gravel as the fill. There is a drainage tube on the bottom. We excavated with the LifeTrac backhoe, which worked very well.
We also finished putting together 26 trusses, each 32 feet long. These are flat trusses for a living roof on the addition.
Meanwhile we’ve got hundreds of bricks pressed, and we’re waiting for the weather to clear up to press more. We’ll be pressing for about the next week. It’s really pushing it into the late season, and it’s raining right now. The bricks are covered – as they turn to a mudslide if they get wet. That is one of the challenges with CEB construction, we’re finding out. We’re planning on using stone sealer on the outside walls.