Sunday, August 24, 2014

We're Beaming!

The basement walls are up and partially sheeted to give them a little strength, in case the wind gets up.

The main beam has been set and we are now ready to put in the floor joists.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Plugging Away...A Little Reluctantly...But Plugging

 Yesterday, through all the heat and humidity, Jim put the gasket seal and rim board on top of the cement wall, in preparation for the basement wall construction to begin. Today, although a little cooler, was still very humid but he toughed it out and started constructing the outer walls. For the record, I was not only supervising construction but was also mowing.

We have quite a lot of clay left over from the excavation stage and, luckily, a couple of neighbours require fill.  We are hoping that by the time they have enough, we will have little or none to deal with.