Yesterday, through all the heat and humidity, Jim put the gasket seal and rim board on top of the cement wall, in preparation for the basement wall construction to begin. Today, although a little cooler, was still very humid but he toughed it out and started constructing the outer walls. For the record, I was not only supervising construction but was also mowing.
We have quite a lot of clay left over from the excavation stage and, luckily, a couple of neighbours require fill. We are hoping that by the time they have enough, we will have little or none to deal with.