Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Week 3 & 4 - Let the mud flow!

Week 3 - We ran into a little bit of trouble. Kelly was told by the county inspector and the engineer that the garage foundation footings had to be bigger on both sides not just the rear wall. Which means more digging and more concrete. He got it taken care of really fast and only delayed pouring by a day. Forms and rebar complete, septic complete, inspections complete, and after getting over the problems the mud started to flow....and flow... and flow... Let's just say that it took a lot of concrete.

Week 4 - Forms are being stripped, another lumber & material delivery, framing begins.


Forms are stripped off and it looks great!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Week 2 & 3

Foundation forms and rebar are going in. Mike the Electrician stopped by over the weekend and put in some conduit sleeves. Monday morning Bob the Plumber stopped in and set up the basement plumbing pipes and tied in to the septic tank. The septic system looks to be done and ready for inspection.


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Monday, May 14, 2007

Here We Go!

Finally, or Here we go! After a long 2 years we have finally broke ground, and our home project is under way.

Week 1 - Excavation starts (Garcia Excavation). Under the direction of Kelly Quinn, our contractor and project manager with KMQ Builders, they started digging and pushing dirt around. Half the site is nice dirt ,the other is hard bedrock, typical of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada's.

Week 2 - Lumber is delivered, and foundation and footings are being formed up. Septic is also started and being dug and installed by Garcia Excavation.

Kelly from KMQ Builders is our Contractor and Project Manager.