Smith Family New House - Page 2



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April 28th, 2006 ~ They took the forms off and the cement foundation is starting to look like the shape of the house. They covered the outside of the cement at the underground level with tar to keep water from seeping through. The round cement pads are where the support poles go down the middle of the house to hold up the main beam.

April 28th, 2006 ~ Now we wait for about 10 days for the cement to cure, then they lay foundation drain tile all around the base so water won't leak into the basement. The cement foundation has a brick ledge on it so the brick layers will have a solid surface to start the bricks on.
The next week - gravel was filled in the basement. You are looking at the lower back room.
Here's another view of the basement.
This is the basement looking from the north (the garage).
Week of May 22 - The main floor joists were installed. This was a very warm day - low 90's. Ed even delivered lemonade to the workers!
Week of May 22 - Here's the basement rough-in.
Week of May 22 - This is the basement rough-in looking from the backyard.
May 26, 2006 - the flooring is now down.
May 26, 2006 - What a large dance floor!

June 1, 2006 - The stud walls are now complete for the house. You are looking down the hallway to go to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

June 1, 2006 - Here's a view of the house from the northeast corner. The garage walls are not up yet.

  June 1, 2006 - Here's a view of the house from the east. The roof trusses are in the front yard.

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