NEI has begun to pour concrete for the footings on which the slab on grade foundations will eventually sit. 101 and 107 Litchfield St are furthest along, with the other buildings following behind with framing for the footing pours or excavation. These footings shore up the structure and provide solidity below the frost line to ensure the buildings’ foundations remain solid and secure.
Construction is proceeding through excavation for footings and foundations. Because the Town Homes at Brighton Mills will be constructed on concrete slabs at grade with no basements, the excavation is limited compared to the rental town homes at Charlesview. Trenches are dug roughly 4-5 feet to prepare the concrete footings on which the concrete slab foundations will rest.
After the trenches are dug, wood framing and rebar create the forms for a concrete pour to create the footing.
Excavation is complete for four of the six foundations. Concrete pours are proceeding this week for the footings. After the pours, excavated soil will be backfilled around the footing. Remaining soils will be trucked off site after appropriate testing and permitting. With space freed up by soil removal, the remaining two foundations will proceed.