Before, During, and After 
Back of house after initial ground breaking and pouring of pilars for support of existing foundation
Back of house after initial ground breaking and pouring of pilars for support of existing foundation
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"Bobcat" gets rear wheels in the air while doing the initial digs for the basement under the addition
"Bobcat" gets rear wheels in the air while doing the initial digs for the basement under the addition
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Initial excavation "tailings" of topsoil piled in the back yard for later backfill
Initial excavation "tailings" of topsoil piled in the back yard for later backfill
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In comes the heavy equipment to make quick work out of creating this basement hole!
In comes the heavy equipment to make quick work out of creating this basement hole!
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Munch munch munch...
Munch munch munch...
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I never thought I'd see the day when a semi backed into my driveway!  12,000 cubic feet of dirt was removed to make way for the basement and foundation under the addition.
I never thought I'd see the day when a semi backed into my driveway! 12,000 cubic feet of dirt was removed to make way for the basement and foundation under the addition.
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The weight of the trucks and heavy loads pushed down on the driveway, and the earth had no where to go but into the hole.  There were a couple of minor collapses.
The weight of the trucks and heavy loads pushed down on the driveway, and the earth had no where to go but into the hole. There were a couple of minor collapses.
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Safety First!
Notice the amount of track actually on the ground!  Back hoe is making a ramp to pull the Bobcat back out of the excavation.
Safety First!
Notice the amount of track actually on the ground! Back hoe is making a ramp to pull the Bobcat back out of the excavation.
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At this point, the excavation is finished, a cable is subsequently tied to the bobcat and the back hoe pulls it back up the ramp
At this point, the excavation is finished, a cable is subsequently tied to the bobcat and the back hoe pulls it back up the ramp
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