The cornerstone plays a vital role in Vāstu construction. It serves as a 3-dimensional reference point for the entire structure, including the final grading and Vāstu fence.
The foundation footings were poured the afternoon of the cornerstone ceremony. My builder then fine-tuned the drainage plane of the crawl space and worked with the surveyor to precisely locate pins to guide the masons.
My builder is proud to say this is by far the cleanest and most accurate foundation he’s ever done. That maybe hard to imagine since his prior work is excellent. But then he never before thought to erect construction guides. Such is the power of Vāstu to motivate the best possible craftsmanship.
Crawl Space Preparation
The surveyor marked corners for the still plates and worked with Vernon to set guides for the finished floor height on September 14. A sub-contractor then applied waterproofing to the masonry wall in preparation for rough grading.