We're digging big holes so we can address some foundation issues.
'Issues' is another word for 'problems'.
Our foundation has big issues.
This means our foundation has big problems.
Moisture is a bad thing.
And don't you love these cracks?
Oh, wait. Those aren't cracks. That's where there's just no mortar between the blocks.
But it's not deep enough under ground. It should be below the frost line. Our frost line is 30 inches down.
Then there's this little beauty. A footer that's only 4 inches thick. Sitting at 4 inches below the soil.
The surprise on the other side of this area of the house was that there was no footer at all.
Which is why we're fixing things.