(Also see our [foundation photoset](http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonicchicken/sets/72157600131207010/) on flickr.)
We passed our foundation inspection(s) on the first try. Woot! We’re getting three truckloads of concrete tomorrow morning, and the forms will be removed the following day. Our [utility trench](http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonicchicken/473130209/in/set-72157600131207010/) will also get backfilled that day. Next week we should be building the floor for the addition and framing Barb’s quilt studio. (It’s on a slab, so the floor will already be done.)
Even though we’re only installing a 225 Amp panel at this time, we had a large conduit installed that will accommodate the beefy cables required for 400 A service in case we choose to upgrade later. This caught the inspector’s eye, and he noted that our [Ufer ground] won’t be acceptable for 400 Amp service. This isn’t a problem now because we won’t need 400 A service at least until my shop is finished, so I’ll install a 20′ #0 copper ground wire when we pour that slab.
[Ufer ground]: http://www.psihq.com/iread/ufergrnd.htm