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Frozen dirt

Frozen dirt hatchet chopping.

Step one in our under pinning project was to chip away the frozen ground.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Years ago before we had our basement built we had vinyl skirting. The skirting was vertical pieces and sat in a track both top and bottom and was free floating to allow for the ground to raise and lower from freezing thus preventing buckling and I believe the bottom track was pinned into the ground with long spikes.
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