Monday, March 17, 2008

Like the Jefferson's...we're movin' on up!

It's been several weeks since my last entry...sorry about that. During this break we've made some changes to the project so that we can go even faster moving forward. So, what's been going with the house? Well, believe it or not, we have 2nd floor walls now! We stacked the blocks last week and poured two truckloads of concrete this past Saturday. Our architect, Rodney brought some new clients to the job site to show them some of his past work. They are doing a remodel of an older home. What's unique is that instead of adding on a second floor, the are going to lift the current house up by 1 story...and then build a story beneath it...effectively making the old 1st floor into the new 2nd floor. That's the typical high quality creativity of Rodney!

This week our truss company will be coming out and doing final measurements for the trusses between the 2nd and 3rd floors. We're hoping to have the trusses manufactured and onsite, ready for installation in the next two weeks. Installation of all the trusses and temporary sub floor should only take about 5 days. Once the 3rd floor sub-floor is in place, the crew will go ahead and start stacking the 3rd floor ICF blocks. I have an outstanding bet with our builder that we will have a roof in place by 4/30/08.

In the next couple of weeks, we'll see some of the other sub-contractors start working (plumbing, electric, etc). Fingers crossed that progress picks up now.