|Project by Calgirl||posted 11-03-2007 06:50 PM||1924 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
The builders started bright and early and raised all four walls. They didn’t have the necessary stock to frame the front door so that will get done next week. The “unloading dock” will be an 8’ sliding door at the end of the driveway. In one of the pictures you can see the nice view I will have out the two windows. I noticed that no provisions were made to fasten the walls to the slab, which is really important in light of our hurricanes. I was told that they will install threaded rods, epoxied to the slab and clear thru the top plate. These will be placed every 5’ so I will not have to worry about the wind leveling my shop. The codes here in Florida are pretty tight due to our weather. We don’t get hit by the hurricanes very often because Jacksonville is in a cove along the east coast. Mostly we are hit by hurricanes coming across the northern portion of the state from the Gulf of Mexico.
Anyway, Dave (the Gen’l Contractor) informs me that work will complete next week. The trusses were delivered yesterday and are on the other side of the dumpster. They wouldn’t let me put the dumpster and porta pottie in the neighbors yard, so I have a public restroom at the end of my driveway to welcome one and all ! I am very pleased with the construction crew to this point. I was watching them from the house being meticulous in plumbing the walls: I watched them take time for the smallest correction.
The studs are 24” O.C. so that will make it easy for me to insulate the walls and roof. It just does not get any better than this !
-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !