Friday, April 17, 2009

Basement Slab and Cement Board Panel Install

The basement slab was poured this week. Our goal is to get it framed, plumbing and electrical roughed in, and insulated so that the entire house can be drywalled at the same time.

Cement board siding installation has also started. The panels are 4x8' in size and installed vertically. Our replacement front door also arrived this week - it's under the blue tarp in the photo above.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Garage Door and Basement Slab Prep

The garage door was installed this week. This is nice as it gives us more secure storage during construction. We also had power service hooked up so we don't have to depend on the neighbor anymore. The basement slab will be poured soon - this photo shows the leveling of the gravel base. We're going to remove about an inch of the gravel to provide more space for the rigid insulation that will be placed on top (our goal is to maximize the ceiling height).