AwesomeFinally got started on the foundation this week. The building supplier was supposed to do the foundation, but apparently decided it just wasn't worth their time. After several weeks of bugging them about when they were going to get started and being constantly told, "just give me a couple days and I'll get back to you" they FINALLY sent a guy (Frank) out to check the property etc. and he tells me, "We can start in a bout 2 weeks, just have 2 other jobs in front of you". I though great, we're finally going to get started. After about a week and a half, I give Frank a call back just to verify if they have a firm start date yet. He proceeds to tell me that he couldn't come to an agreement on price with the building supplier, so he's off the job, but he is willing to contract directly with me. So I'm pissed. Nobody has contacted me to tell me anything. I call the building supplier, leave several messages with the Project Manager even the CEO. I send email. Zero response
At this point, I'd been trying to get quotes directly from several local companies but nearly every single one of them flakes out. So I decided screw it, give Frank a call back and tell him to write up the contract and he'll start in a couple weeks.
So finally, this week, Frank shows up on site as promised and finally starts work on my foundation.
Stripping the top soil for the build area
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Starting to lay down the gravel base
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Gravel base built up and starting to excavate the perimeter footings
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Central part compacted
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He's being very meticulous with measuring heights and everything. Still has to finish compacting the trenches for the footings and the tapered section. Needs to build the forms, and carve out the base for a couple lateral beams. Then I get to lay the insulation and pex for the radiant heat and then he can do the rebar. Then inspection and finally pouring concrete. Maybe by the end of next week
Share some pics after the slab is pouredFinished up the forming, rebar, insulation and radiant tubing at the end of last week. Building inspector gave us the A-OK on Tuesday and have the pour booked for next week Tuesday. Will need to reposition some of the insulation just before the pour to try and minimize some of the gaps.
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Let's see some pics of your progress!So an update. Electrical 50% done. Office 80%. Putting outdoor kitchen on hold as to much going on and have to think it through as wife wants a bathroom out there too. Have 2 of 3 ceiling fans in. High bay LED lights on order. Cabinets in office planning to install this week, time permitting. Figuring out display shelves for office and stand up desk with background as I have to do zoom meetings. I had to do a deposition the other day from my home office and a few minutes in I saw my buck mount in the background. Oops. Cool mount but not professional. In this case I didn't care
Finished up the forming, rebar, insulation and radiant tubing at the end of last week. Building inspector gave us the A-OK on Tuesday and have the pour booked for next week Tuesday. Will need to reposition some of the insulation just before the pour to try and minimize some of the gaps.
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