Our next build days are Friday the 18th (12:30) and Saturday the 19th (8:30.)
In the beginning………
If you have been following this journey you know that in the beginning we had a swimming pool .
After several attempts at pumping it out we brought in a soils engineer who suggested we scrape out the muck and bring in some rock.
Having accomplished that we are able to work with dry feet.
July 7 and 8, 2017
It was a little struggle to get the forms in for the footings this weekend…..rock is a lot harder to move than dirt……but our intrepid volunteers (and Kurt’s tractor’s hydraulics) were up to the task. We will get the footings poured this week and will start assembling the insulated concrete forms after that.
July 14 and 15, 2017
The weather cooperated and we got the footings poured on Friday.
Saturday we stripped the forms and cut (count them) 465 pieces of 2″ foam in various sizes. Next week we will begin assembling the insulated concrete forms( ICFs).
July 21, 22 2017
The ICF’s are in place and ready and waiting for the cement truck. Then it is on to framing.
July 28, 29 2017.
July 28, 29 2017
Friday we braced the ICF’s a little more and got the concrete poured…went without a hitch.
Saturday we continued with a great group of volunteers and began framing.
By the end of the day we had the south wall of the lower level up.
We will continue framing next week.
August 4, 5 2017.
August 4, 5, 2017
We had a fab turnout of volunteers and were able to construct two more walls and form-up and pour the garage foundation.
The forms were stripped on Sunday. We hope to get the foundation back-filled later this week and continue framing this weekend.
August 11, 12, 2017
The foundation has been back-filled, two of the garage walls are framed, and two more main lower level walls are up and sheathed. Good progress! We will continue with framing this coming weekend.