Surveyed Lot to Safe Room!
Things are starting to come together. The first month has shown some progress, surveyed lot, framed footers, poured footers, poured concrete basement walls and waterproofed. The weather has been beautiful. Only a few days of rain which means more time for them to work.
Here is a list of things completed in the first month from surveyed lot to safe room!
Day 8 – Lot Surveyed! First thing on the list of building is to survey the lot. They have to know that they are far enough off each side line before they start building and far enough off the street. The little pink flags are put up and we know exactly where we own up to.
Day 17 – Digging Started! The digging for the basement has started and it’s starting to take shape.
Day 19 – Footers are Framed! They started framing the footers and will soon be poured. We can see where the walls are going to be.
Day 23 – Footers are Poured! The concrete footers are poured and rebar is set in for the walls. You can actually see where the rooms are going to be.
Day 26 – Basement Walls Poured! It seems like we are moving quickly through the first month. I can’t believe the basement walls are poured already. In the back you can see the where the view out basement windows are going to be and the concrete walls for the elevation change.
Day 29 – Waterproofing Done! Today they waterproofed the concrete basement walls and put in the drain tile. It will taking shape in no time.
Day 30 – Decided we wanted to add a Safe Room! We decided that since we are moving to Tornado Alley, that we needed a safe room. So, before the work went any further, we added it. Better to be safe than sorry. I freaked out with the Hurricanes…don’t want to see what I do if there is a tornado!
Month one went by pretty quickly. When you first sign papers, you think “I don’t know if I can wait that long!” But, it seems to moving pretty quickly. It’ll be done before you know it.
Be sure to stop back next month to check out the progress that’s being made.
Did you ever build a house? What were you feeling during the waiting period?
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