Perfect weather for a slab pour. Cool, slightly overcast, and calm.
And no pump truck. Mechanical failure. So the guys stood around. The dog snoozed.
Finally we got things going. And kept things going thru 44 yards of mud. The earth tone colors are for the master suite. The pinkish colors are for our own little princess, Katie. In between are the boys bedrooms.
The power trowel over blends the colors, so the entire floor was hand troweled. I bought the guys some beer, but left before they finished . . . The floor.
The USFS showed up to mark the 40’ easement. The house plan encroaches the easement. Then again, the driveway runs to the outside of the easement anyhow. And who needs a 40’ wide easement to get to a trail that is only 10’ wide. Its a struggle, but maybe, just maybe, common sense will prevail. Otherwise the two car garage might become a two moped garage!
I am sooooo glad the floor finally got poured.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by KaseRad on Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
A week of inconvenient weather has frustrated the plan to pour the floor. Yet, everyday we seem to do more to get ready for the floor. Tomorrow is the day. It has to be.
Meanwhile, the walls continue to grow. These are 12’ feet tall. Once the floor is poured, and the ceiling drops in, the actual ceiling height will be closer to 9’. The intent is to compensate for lack of windows. Kinda looks stockadish at the moment.
Keeping the faith.
Posted by KaseRad on Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Backfill, compact, screed to level.
Cover in black (vapor barrier)
Cover that in white (insulation)
Cover that in red (radiant heat tubes)
And then, and then, and then . . .
The middle level is taking shape and seen from the painted lines. Will painted in his bed location. Brian skateboarded the basement floor. Yeah, we are ready to move in.
Posted by KaseRad on Monday, October 15, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Ground work was top priority with hope for concrete this week.
Electrician came through after several days out sick. Plumber devoted almost three whole days. Hot and return for 3 zones of radiant heat. Recirc on the hot water. Four bathrooms on the middle level. Looking at the color coded piping, I think he was kidding when he said rid was hot, blue was cold, white was clear and black was, well, black. My question is what color is for warm water! Whatever, we passed the plumbing inspection.
The engineer (guy in clean shirt) came for second site visit to see for himself if what we are building is what he envisioned. Except for a couple of last minute changes, all was good.
So Wednesday we added 25 yards of mud (that’s was us experts call concrete) to make the beams and the enlarged perimeter.
The slab is the next pour. Not sure when. So many steps before.
Posted by KaseRad on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Finished backfilling the new slab. Just in time for the plumber to dig it up for sewer lines. But, this time we were smarter. Instead of 5/8minus, I used sand for the fill. Much easier to dig in.
Eric and crew added another two layers to the floor puzzle. Wire mesh and stirrups. I wonder if the concrete deck of an aircraft carrier is any more solid.
The four flights of stair arrived from Florida. I told the driver to turn left after Safeway. 40 minutes later he called and asked which side of the rest area was I on? (the rest area is 15 miles past Safeway). It is easy to see the stairs are from beach sand; there are bits of shell in the rough areas.
Electrician was sick, so no progress on that front. Hopefully several pours will occur next week. Weather soon becomes an issue.
Posted by KaseRad on Friday, October 05, 2007