|I am soooo making a print and hanging this in the house!|
Two posts in one day!
Based on last week's PM update, framing would have started on Wednesday or Thursday. Because we couldn't get out to site during the week, we were looking forward to this Friday's weekly update and this was waiting for us on the machine:
Garble, garble, garble, garble, permits, garble, garble, garble...
Blasted technology. The only word I understood was "permits" and the only reason we knew it was from the PM was from callerID. The connection was that bad. Based on our visit on Saturday, our lumber had arrived but there must have been a permit issue because framing had not started yet and the receipts in the dirt showed that we had two separate concrete trucks on Friday (11.5 yards total) versus earlier in the week. Obviously, framing will be on the agenda for this coming week but we're waiting for an e-mail update on Monday to figure out what happened.
All was not lost though. The delay allowed me to snap some lumber and 'pristine' basement pictures I otherwise would have missed...
|Trusses, view 1|
|Trusses, view 2|
|Trusses, view 3|
|Our "floor" by the garage slab|
|Zoom on the pile|
|Rear view of the pile|
|House wrap and more I-joists (view from the basement)|
|These I-joists have seen better days|
|I-yi-yi (more I-joists)|
|A different perspective|
|painted boards by the garage|
We found our walls a few houses down the street. There were a few cracked and broken ones but most were in good condition.
|I like the punch of orange on this one.|
The grade at the rear of the house concerns me a little -- based on the tar line, the water will run toward the morning room. Currently, the earth looks pretty level so perhaps they caught that too.
They were a little overzealous with the backfilling (over the tar line) but that should be addressed when they complete the grading.
|The exposed wet dirt is from me to see how far above they were|
|Right side of the house (South)|
These concrete slabs are AMAZINGLY smooth! They did an absolutely wonderful job. One of the corners wasn't perfect so I'll have to keep an eye on that and also make sure the area by the walkout is caulked.
|Angled slab in the garage? Check!|
|from the rear of the house (the notch is the foyer)|
|Our future basement bathroom (to be finished post-RH)|
|The holes are NOT for the water heater and HVAC unit but for the support columns. The reasoning behind one being a square and the other is a circle eludes me.|
There's still a bit of standing water but the area did have some storms come through. I can't find the basement drain -- I thought we were supposed to have one but I'm not so sure now.
I hope to have an update tomorrow evening.