July 29, 2009
Norm, Tom, and Kevin pose for the camera after framing the floor of the addition
Things are really coming together in our new addition. If you've been watching the web cams, you can see that it's mostly framed in and waterproofed. But given the unusually long stretch of cold, rainy weather we've been having, it was a challenge to get the foundation, and rat slab underneath it, poured and prepared. I'll never forget those damp and muddy days. But Tom and his crew don't let bad weather slow them down; a well-secured tarp allowed them to pour cement even on an iffy day (and believe me, most of them have been iffy this summer!).
Once the slab was ready, they cut through the foundation to allow access from the basement to the new crawl space. Then they started framing the floor, allowing us to see and feel what the new space would be like. After weeks of rainy days and dusty demolition, it was so heartening to watch Norm, Tom, and Kevin framing that floor with the crew. It was quick, satisfying work, as Kevin remarked. But for us, there was also the indescribable feeling of knowing that master craftsmen were on site making tangible what we'd only been imagining for the past two or more years.
Me, testing out the new foundation and crawlspace height.
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Woah, new posts, awesome! I love seeing all the progress thats being made!
What's a "rat slab"?? Perhaps the floor they poured in the crawl space? Never heard of a "rat slab" - of course I'm not sure I've ever seen a floor poured in a crawl space either! New tricks from Tom and the crew!
I noticed a white finish over the interior basement rock wall. What is the product used?
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Great article with lots of awesome photos....keep up the good work.
Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.Have a nice time ahead.
Wow...love the collection of photos. The interiors are so inspiring...with the right amount Indian and Western decor to be appreciated by all.Thanks for sharing the photos :))
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