Thank you bros.
Broke ground today - should have the basement dug and poured by the weekend
Here are a few pictures of the lot. The lot is deeper than the cleared area. I asked the developer to clear as little as possible while still giving us a decent backyard. I like trees and building forts more than I like grass and mowing the lawn. Also, it's a helluva lot easier to clear and seed than it is to put trees in.
You can see the house dimensions staked out
They are putting them up quick down here. This is across the street from our lot.
This house was a hole in the ground with a slab 4 weeks ago, and framed 2 weeks ago.
Yesterday, as you can see, it's got a roof and windows and doors and brick...
I'm sure your builder has gone over this with you, but I just want to make sure you have closely examined waterproofing and drainage options for your basement. You're lucky in the sense that because it's a new home, all of the work to dig out the basement has to be done anyway, so now's the time to waterproof it right, one time, and avoid future headache (As opposed to buying an old home with an existing basement, and having to dig everything out from around it to fix water problems). Anyway just make sure they've explained different waterproofing options to you and that you feel comfortable with the product they're installing both quality-wise and price-wise. If there's maybe an upgrade that doesn't cost that much extra, DO IT! Also make sure they do a foundation drain as well. Sometimes called a french drain. It's basically about 1'x1' of gravel around plastic perforated pipe, and it goes around the perimeter of basement walls. It's function is to take ground water that settles around your basement/foundation and drain it away from the house, and it is a very inexpensive thing to do. It's probably already required by code but just double check to be sure.
There seems to be a lot of wood left laying ½ buried in that lot!
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When we do right nobody remembers when we do wrong nobody forgets! 81 - 1% all the way!
I talked to the low voltage wiring contractor on Friday and they are going to wire the house up with "Ethernet" cable - thanks for reminding me that I need to clarify the type!
congrats - you already have nicer grass than I do.
Congrats, I6... this'll be fun to watch.
"Screw regulations. Bring the noise."
Yeah - everyone loves a build thread - doesn't much matter of what!
That big house across the street is going right on up!
Also, we met the neighbors at the end of the culdesac, and they have 3 boys, one Phinn's age and a couple of others in the 3-4 range.
While we were talking to the couple, the boys were already playing and laughing and having fun, it was great.
Congrats bro. Very happy for you guys!
I get weak in the knees at the sight of a vintage Fender amp!