Here are a few photos of the steel:
|They tie the rebar together with steel wire to hold it in place while the concrete is being poured in|
|The cages which are sitting inside the footings and are held off the ground by little concrete blocks - this allows the concrete to surround the bars on all sides|
|This is where the engineer has called out for extra reinforcing at a corner|
The new footings also need to be connected with the existing footings - to achieve this they drilled into the existing footings and used a very very strong glue called Epoxy to attach the rebar into the existing footing. This rebar will get connected to the rebar from the new footings so that they all act together in case the house settles or in case of an earthquake.