Monday, July 31, 2006

And here's where we stand today

It's about 100 degrees outside (heat index), nearing the dreaded pair of 90's (degrees and humidity). Linnea is installing the basement insulation to get ready for the backfill. And here's what it all looks like.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Here's half the basement

This is a catch-up posting, as we are busyier than an ant in a rainstorm. We have finished the basement, framed in the basement walls and the subfloor is down for the first floor. The basement is about half done with the waterproofing and now we are waiting for the rain to finish so we can get back to work.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Basement is underway

Well, the last two weeks have been fast, but slow. The weather held up the excavation for a few days and now has kept our mason away for this week. But we are coming into the dry season in Ohio (people tell me, although it's raining again). We have a slab and first course of block for the basement walls. Bob the mason (he can build it!) will be at work on Monday with his crew to finish the basement. Then we can start framing. The garage is going to be a bear as it's about 3/4" of soil on top of the bedrock. Not quite sure how we are going to make the footer and slab work on this--have to talk to our excavation guy.