Once Demo was done it was time to get the foundation in place. Since the house had an existing slab the remodel matched the existing construction and poured slab. Challenges with matching old with the new are always more than one imagines. The existing slab was not level and had a variance of over an inch, which is a lot in the world of flooring! We poured the new concrete slightly higher and will even out the existing slab when tiling will be done. As we dug through our trenches for foundation we discovered an old septic tank and had to address it. Having contingency funds for the unknown is so important when it comes to remodels. At the end of my project I plan on totaling up the cost triggered by these changes so I can have realistic percentage numbers to share with my clients in the future. This video covers the preparation and surprises that we had along the way!