|Project by ToddE||posted 11-12-2007 04:33 PM||2197 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I just wanted to post what I have been working on for the last year and a half. That is, except for the heavy winters we have here that I couldn’t work outside. But, with this almost complete…I can get back to working in my shop instead of working on my house.
The first picture: You can see that I had just recently moved my house on top of Superior Walls (www.superiorwalls.com). Those are the concrete basement walls. I had originally had my house in front of where the house is now and had a 100 ton crane come in and lift it onto the walls. You can see one of the concrete peers that the house used to sit on lying in front of the house. We actually moved our house the day after Christmas and they were able to move and lift the house without even moving anything out of the house.
The second picture: Most of the building season was taking up in putting a yard in, a sidewalk and beginning to put a stub roof on the front. It was definitely a tricky work in building with concrete and wood. You have to be inventive and constructive, at least if you want things done right. I knew I wanted arches over the garage doors, but I didn’t plan on how I was going to finish the sofett or fascia.
The third picture: You can see that I have the stone and siding on the house. I used Appleridge stone veneer (www.appleridgestone.com) on the project. I wasn’t unable to finish the chimney that will continue up the second floor of the house. You have to be careful when you are dealing with mortar and concrete in the northeast when you build here because the temps go below 30 at night and it will set up on you too fast and crack the first nice day you get, so that will delay the project until next year. I think I will post a couple pics of the garage door details in another project. My 6 year old asked me the other day what else I had to finish outside before the snow comes…I told him that I was done with the outside for this year. He told me that I can start finishing the kitchenette and bathroom downstairs then! I think his mother has been brainwashing him. Enjoy.
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