Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Building our New Church
Tuesday through Friday, Empfield Construction continued filling and re-compacting the trenches for the footings. Wednesday, they received word that all the soil test samples had passed the soil compaction tests, which meant that they had finally removed all the “spongy” soil. So, Thursday and Friday, they finished filling and compacting the area where the footings will be as well as the entire area under the new church. There is still another 6”-9” of a different type of soil (which will include more “long grain sand” in the soil) which needs to be filled and compacted to bring the level of the ground to the proper level. This will be done on Monday and maybe a little on Tuesday. When the rest of the fill soil has been added, Simon Contractors will be able to begin digging the footings. During this past week, a couple men from Simon Contractors have been assembling the re-bars that will be put in the pad footings and footings.Also, on Friday, a crew from Barr’s Sprinklers installed the new “trunk line” for the sprinkler system which will supply water to the areas north, west and south of the rectory. These areas have not been sprinkled yet this year because the main trunk line needed to be moved north of the new church.