|Lifting the House||A Chronicle of Mayhem and Plunder|
The foundation footing and walls were formed and poured separately. Here are some pictures of them doing the footing. Building the forms for the footing required a lot more digging than I expected around the original foundation, to give the crew room to work. Compared to what used to be there, the new footing looks like it would hold up the Eiffel Tower. Standards have changed.
In some of the pictures you can see how the re-bar is bent outward at the bottom to reinforce the flared-out shape of the footing, and sticks up a couple feet to link into the foundation walls, which will be poured later.