Joel Miller and his son arrived today with his excavator to start digging the foundation for the workshop. One of the requirements I had was that the finished pad be the same level as the floor in the garage. I am going to be installing a door between the two so it would be really easy to roll things around when needed.
Got the foundation dug, inspected by the city, and poured full of concrete. He covered the footers with concrete blankets to keep them warm overnight and keep them from freezing. The important part is to not let the water freeze before it has had a chance to set up.
He came back the following day and set one and a half rows of block. He covered it all again with the concrete blanks. They’ll stay on there until the carpenters come.