Foundation on steep slope

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This string is level, showing the large "foundation gap" we have to deal with for our run. I actually bought a dog pen for a run, but we need to put the foundation underneath. We have pavers (foreground, 6x9 inch, about 2 inches deep), and a few cinderblocks). We could build a wood frame, and fill in with hardware cloth, and somehow pin the frame to the ground. Kind of at a loss, so suggestion welcome!


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aart

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Dig out the top side some if you can. Set you foundation bricks. You need to put down a wire skirt anyway so adding some coming up to match up will be no big deal.
My first thought too but see that HUGE tree?
Digging that out would be difficult and might kill the tree.
Even building a retaining wall and filling it in might harm the tree.

yes, it's a big drop- but it's a dry part of the yard. The coop will be inside.
So the only place you can put the coop and run?
If you built a run you could put the bottom framing along the slope.
But not sure at all how to put a dog pen there.
Is it the typical chain link panels pen?
How big?
How big is your coop...pics of coop?
 

David61

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LOL you don't remember my build? I used my saw-saw with a 9" wood blade and my chain saw with an old bar and chain. I cut what I could and got what I needed.
 

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David61

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I used dog eared fence boards to cover my wire seams after they were screwed down. The boards do not close the seams. It just denies access to them so critters can't pull at them. And looks good.
 

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