What a difference a few days of good weather makes!
The cold and rainy weather of December and early January has finally moderated and that means people can work outside again. And since there are few construction jobs in the county, the subs and inspectors are available when we need them.
We visited the site on February 5th to find that the foundation had been finished. We met with the plumber for a while to determine the basement rough-in and found out that the truss manufacturer was able to turn around our order in only 3 days instead of the 2+ weeks that it normally takes.
By the time we came back from our trip to PA over the weekend (we went to a car club meeting) a whole lot of things had happened. The basement plumbing rough-in was done, inspected and passed, the foundation had been coated and ready for drainage system to be installed, the lot has been graded and the floor trusses had arrived and were in the process of being installed. We were only gone 3 days! But they had 70 degree weather and you can get lots done when it’s nice out.
February 4, 2009
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Looking at the house from the garage side, looking toward the garage and Master Bedroom at back of photo
Looking at the house from the garage side, looking toward the far end which is the “guest wing”
Basement room that will be finished.
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This is the basement looking toward the guest wing of the house.
Joe and Dave standing on the guest wing side, in the basement. There will be a retaining wall to the left side to keep the dirt from sliding into the basement door.
Looking at the house from the opposite side, viewing the crawl space and workshop area in basement.
Master bedroom is at far end of picture.
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Looking toward the garage and master bedroom. Front of the house is a crawl space.
February 9, 2009
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The trusses have arrived and were being installed. Looking toward the guest wing
The trusses lined up in the approximate place waiting to be installed
Lots of cross checking to make sure that the measurements are correct
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Looking up from the basement, this is the kitchen/great room area
Couldn’t resist this shot
The workers are setting the first truss, making sure the position is just right.
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The first truss is nailed in place and the rest are ready to be moved into position.
When we left for the day, they had about 6 trusses set and expected to have them done by the end of the day.
February 12 & 13, 2009
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It has totally amazed us how fast the crew got the walls up. From Monday to Friday they
These pictures were taken on Thursday and Friday, February 12 & 13.
Looking at the spare bedroom corner
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The crew discussing the slight changes of wall placement
Looking at the house from the guest bedroom side
In the backyard looking up to the main floor. The basement has high ceilings so the mechanicals can be hidden.
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Garage walls aren’t up yet, they extend to the left of the picture
Chalking out the closet and bathroom wall placement
Looking into the “great room” from the dining room
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Front entrance
Looking into the garage (all that red clay is garage)
Bathroom wall is now up -- only about 1/2 hour since the other photo taken!
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Floor truss installation
Walls going up
Materials delivery
More walls
Click on the Film Reels to see some short movies of the construction crew at work
Updated on: February 15, 2009
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