We haven’t had a construction update since Oct 14th when we finished the foundation walls so I figure it’s time for another one. The site doesn’t look a whole lot different as shown in the photos below, but we have actually accomplished a decent amount of labor intensive tasks.
Front of 100K site at end of Oct 14th - 12th day of construction
Front of 100K site at end of Nov 4th – 25th day of construction
- Obtained plumbing permits from the city
- Completed rough plumbing under the slabs
- Connected the rough plumbing to the sewer lines and water lines in the street
- Leveled the lots with a layer of gravel to prep for the slab pour
- Insulated around the edge and under the slabs
- Installed an insulated and reflective vapor barrier over the insulation
- Installed wire mesh for the entire slab areas
- Roughed in the PEX for the radiant heating in both slabs
- Ran electrical conduit under the slab for the island cooktop
- Offloaded all SIPs for both houses on the site
Now we are playing a bit of a waiting game with the weather. We had hoped to pour the slabs first thing on Monday morning when the weather was nice but the radiant was not complete for the 100K House. We rescheduled for Tuesday morning but a combination of rain and the building inspector never showing delays us yesterday. It looks like rain most of the week until Friday morning, so we have rescheduled the slab pour until then. Since this is our finished floor and we are not covering it, we can not take any chances with the rain causing imperfections in the finish.
We will be out at the site again tomorrow installing the green board around the perimeter of the foundation walls that the SIPs will rest on. We will then clean up the site and stage the SIPs in their proper installation order as best we can. We may even find time to throw up a few SIPs on the front of the homes to start getting a better idea of what they will look like, but we can’t go far as we need room to get the concrete truck in. Monday, everything should be ready to rock and roll on the SIPs construction rain or shine.
If you’re interested in more construction photos of the 100K process, I’ve included some links to our Flickr sets below. We are creating separate sets for each major stage of construction so it is easier to sort through when we are complete. Just like our blog posts, these pictures also have the ability to leave comments as well.
100K House Construction Flickr Collections and Sets
- Daily 100K Construction Set – Daily photos at the end of each working day from the same locations in the front, side and back of the 100K House site.
- 100K Excavation & Foundation Walls Set – Photos from the excavation, foundation wall forming and pour.
- Slab Prep & Pour Set – Photos from the utility connections to the street, rough plumbing, rough radiant install and slab pour.
- SIPs Install Set – Photos from SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) delivery to the site and install.
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