This far North in Minnesota it is recommended that you place your footings at a depth of 60" to stay below the frost line. Since the house will have a 6' high berm around three sides we only had to dig the front and 13' of each side to frost depth.
|The beggining of the day.|
|The bucket is 3 feet wide.|
|Caleb in the trench (note the water seeping out at about the 48" deep line. This seems to never stop)|
|Caleb getting the ground water to run to the sump hole that we dig so that we could pump it out.|
|Ready to start building forms.|