Saturday, October 25, 2008

Second Floor Framing

Framing is almost complete. The framer missed a window on the front elevation, and the roof sheathing has been added since these photos were taken. Backfilling of the backyard is scheduled for Monday.
View from the loft looking towards the street:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Main Floor Framing

Most of the main floor walls were framed yesterday. The tall walls at the front of the house will be framed after the second floor walls are in place. We also rented a construction fence, as we heard from a neighbour that some people tried to "borrow" some of our lumber in the middle of the night.


The front yard was backfilled last week. The joist and framing packages were also delivered. We were unable to have the rear of the lot backfilled because the framing package was delivered right smack in the middle of the back yard. One of the challenges of a small lot is construction staging.

The main floor of the house was framed just in time for the weekend:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Drainage Board & Weeping Tile

We decided to go with the Delta MS drainage board for foundation protection instead of the usual dampproofing. It is a dimple sheet that diverts water down to the weeping tile. This is what it looks like:

Friday, October 3, 2008


Two photos of the foundation walls after forms have been removed: