We wrapped the bases of the cribbing towers in plywood so they wouldn't topple if hit by a Bobcat. The old foundation was demolished and the new foundation dug. Here are the forms and rebar cages. If you look up, the house is being supported by two huge steel beams that sit on top of the cribbing. It's hard now to envision that this area will soon be a new kitchen and bathroom, but that transformation is what makes home remodeling so interesting to me.