Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day Twenty-Seven

Where did all of the other days go?  I have no idea.  Not a lot was done in the intervening days but the foundation.  However, the framers are here, and man, they don't let any grass grow under them.

 They had to take off a lot of siding and, well, other house-holding-up-stuff to add the supports for the new addition.

Holy crap, this is our new kitchen floor!  Well, it will be.  It's starting to seem like we're adding something and not just making our already trashy backyard worse.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Day Five

The inspection is done, so today, the concrete trucks arrived...

 pour the supports for the addition's basement floor:

And there goes the back door. The rebar on the concrete marks the center of the new walls.  Small addition, but huge to us.  And the stupid overhang?  Still waiting to be filled.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Day Four

The foundation crew arrived yesterday in the deluge to pound in rebar and lay forms.  And today, they removed the basement door to allow them to fill it before cutting a new door in the foundation.  

That will be the door that leads to the new area of the basement once the addition is complete.  We couldn't keep the existing door as it falls outside the new footprint.  Notice the left corner of the house?  Why in the name of all that is holy would the original foundation have been poured in this manner?  What is the purpose?  There's a little shelf in the basement, but that could not possibly have been the reason for this absurd little overhang.  So, the workers are drilling in for rebar installation and then they'll fill to stabilize the area.  Fortunately, when the mudroom was removed, the outlet remained, so the powertools can be plugged in outside without having to run cords through the windows:

I'm hopeful that the foundation will be done by the time we leave for Panama so we can get the structure up when we get back.  Well, by "we" I mean the construction team.  You know, the capitalist "we".