Jeff Sparks and his guys finished sheathing and house wrapping the east wall of the addition.
|Bill has put the last piece of sheathing in place and is setting up to install house wrap.|
Contractors worked well together. You can see the concrete chute feeding the basement floor.
|The house wrap was handed out the opening for the future bathroom window.|
Bill stapled it in place as a concrete chute fed workers installing the basement floor.
|Here's how the addition looks on the north side of the cottage.|
The cottage and addition are now connected ... we can walk into the newly created main floor space.
|After the window was removed,|
the crew removed the drywall from the room in the cottage.
|The siding was cut down to floor level where the door will open.|
|John is nailing a header into place.|
The header needed to extend over the entire width of the pocket door frame.
|Here's the opening looking from the cottage into the addition.|
|Here's the opening looking from the addition into the cottage,|
The wide opening in the new studs at the left will be another pocket door to a bathroom.
|The same large redi-mix truck [or one of the same fleet] brought concrete for the floor.|
|Once fed by chute to the basement, the concrete needed to be spread over the entire area.|
|The floor needed to be finished around the penetrations for|
the underfloor plumbing, including the pump station.
|The whole basement floor has now been completed,|
The addition is to the left.
It has been another good week. I can begin to see the end of the first phase of the project. The masons will be back Monday to fill the openings in the block. I expect that the plumbing sub-contractor to return early next week. And, the electrician will be here to try to make sense of the under house wiring and re-connect the house to the "grid." Then, after some final carpentry [basement door and some exterior trim replacement], back fill and grading .... the Deitz contract should be complete.
I need to make final roofing and HVAC contractor selections. Then, I can watch their work and write about them.
Here are a couple pictures of 3283 at the end of the day today, April 12, 2013.
|Back [east] Side of 3284 -- April 12, 2013|
|Front [west] Side of 3283 -- April 12, 2013|