Sunday, January 16, 2011

Closing in

The week started slow thanks to about 8" of snow. Monday was spent shoveling snow out of the building and Tuesday and Wednesday were just too cold to work as the crew was scared of freezing/damaging their equipment (air compressor and tools). But by the end of the week there was plenty of action. All of the main floor interior walls are now in - this includes the 2 bathrooms, very small kitchen prep area, and the enclosure around the stairs to the basement. Late Thursday and Friday saw the sheeting go up on the north and south walls. This really helps block the north wind from hitting our house. Friday also saw the short wall on the 25' x 20' "kick out" go up in preparation for the roof beams.
The crew came back on Saturday and started by framing in the windows on the west wall (the end wall, not yet covered over you see in the pic below. They also set the engineered roof beams on the kick out. You can see some action shots of the crew below. They first set a header type beam against the wall of the main building and attached the beams to that.
The last picture shows one of the septic laterals that has to be added. That crew worked on that until dark on Friday and will need to come back to cover it up hopefully early this coming week.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate this week, although right now it looks like a cold week ahead!

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