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Framing (pretty much) complete

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With 5 guys working a very long day, we finished primary framing today.  Nice job guys!


Framing Begins

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Framing started today!  Yay!

Ready for backfill

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We are ready for backfill...which should only take an hour or so.  Then hopefully I can coax Miguel to come by and start framing :-)

Walls complete

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The block wall is done and Thom has started his waterproofing process... weeping tile around the footing, covered by a healthy 12" of gravel (after the inspector was by to check); parged block wall, rounded at the bottom to encourage water away from the footings; bitumen painted and then a locking membrane pressed in and another layer of bitumen painted over; blue skin on the corners where new joins to old, and finally, a layer of plastic dimpled membrane to provide an air and drainage layer for water that makes it inside to the wall.


Block progress

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Tom is making good progress with the block work on the addition, despite the on again, off again Spring weather we're having.

Foundation starts

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I'm glad we tarped the edges of the excavation - it's been very wet recently!  However, with a nice sandy bottom, we're in good shape and have started the block wall.