Sunday, July 31, 2011
So let's continue...
Here is the fast version of the plywood and ribbon boards.
This load consists of floor trusses and the first layer of 5/8" plywood. It is all green because it is coated. Jim mentioned this in an earlier blog.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
So here it is, our first and hopefully last well - may it serve us "well." Justin and Jerrel kept calling it "temporary" and I have no idea why. I hope it isn't an omen and only means it isn't quite done and just needs the finishing touches - like power, and a some pipes to get the water to the house, and a spigot so we can use the water at the well - things like that!
The county required extra waterproofing even though the Superior Walls are already waterproof.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Our basement foundation was delivered to the site and erected in about half a day. Amazing! Traditional foundations are usually constructed using poured concrete with wood forms or concrete block walls. This system, like our Deltec house, is done in a factory with the latest technology. This is a fascinating system for several reasons:
- There is no waste or debris on the job site.
- There is a permanent barrier against sidewall water penetration.
- Built in insulation which is superior to other materials.
- Inside walls are ready to finish: electrical, plumbing and drywall, and more insulation if desired but it is insulated enough on its own.
- Since we are working with a 15 sided structure the foundation is more precise (extremely important).
If you couldn't open the video here are the highlights.