Before, During, and After 
I call this "stone fall"... fast way to get stone safely into the hole.  The space under the slab can hold about 5,000 gallons of water!
I call this "stone fall"... fast way to get stone safely into the hole. The space under the slab can hold about 5,000 gallons of water!
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The concrete forms for the basement walls go up.  These will be 10" thick, 10' tall walls.
The concrete forms for the basement walls go up. These will be 10" thick, 10' tall walls.
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Wall forms from another angle.
Wall forms from another angle.
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Snap ties and wall rebar are both visible in this "down" view between the forms.
Snap ties and wall rebar are both visible in this "down" view between the forms.
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To ensure a tight bond between the pilars and foundation walls, holes are drilled and rebar inserted as dowels before pouring concrete.
To ensure a tight bond between the pilars and foundation walls, holes are drilled and rebar inserted as dowels before pouring concrete.
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Before the "dead wall" is formed up and poured, the three exterior walls are poured, and the forms removed.
Before the "dead wall" is formed up and poured, the three exterior walls are poured, and the forms removed.
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Prior to pouring the "dead wall," more dowling and reinforcing bar is added.  Note the keyway cut into the side wall... the new pour will interlock into that and prevent subsequent movement.
Prior to pouring the "dead wall," more dowling and reinforcing bar is added. Note the keyway cut into the side wall... the new pour will interlock into that and prevent subsequent movement.
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Jim Voitman exhibits his artistic talent.  Stick to concrete, Jim!
Jim Voitman exhibits his artistic talent. Stick to concrete, Jim!
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"French" drains are installed around the perimeter and a drain for each window well is cut into this.
"French" drains are installed around the perimeter and a drain for each window well is cut into this.
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