Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 2 - Demolition

We met again on site today after being rained out with a bad thunderstorm on Monday. The excavating subcontractor got busy immediately digging a hole to the north of the house where the existing house would be pushed into. He had a Cat 955 bulldozer which my father-in-law would be interested in. Dale dug a hole approximately 6 feet deep by 10 feet wide by 30 feet long. Fortunately there wasn't much rock to dig through which we are hoping means digging the basement will be easier.

Next the house came down. It was amazing but the whole thing was gone in less than 90 minutes. As is customary in this remote part of the country, the debris was than set on fire to make one hot bonfire that we joked would make for some good smores.

Here are some photos of the house coming down.

The site super "Kahuna" supervising

Digging the hole for the debris

Grandpa Don would be proud
Yes Casey. All precautions were taken to ensure no animals were harmed in the construction. This one is in the mail.

Just in case things got out of hand, we had our firefighting cousins Sak and Jake on call (joke). The heat could be felt from 75 yards away.

Site with the house gone. Fantastic views.

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