T-Brick Shed: Trench Leveling and Form Building

The Mattock

We spend part of the Labor day weekend leveling and widening the foundation trench. I bought a Mattock on Friday which made the work significantly easier. We had planned to pick up gravel today but the supplier was closed for the Labor day holiday so instead we built a form that hopefully make it easier to lay the first course straight and level.

The far side is about five inches higher than the near side

Not quite level yet but getting there

The idea is that gravel will come up to the bottom of the horizontal boards. Then the boards will act as a guide for the block forms to keep the first course level and straight.

The cut man

Leveling and widening the trench

The Peeps