Monday, September 21, 2015

Backfill, geothermal and framing

There is a lot happening out at the house site. In my last post, the cement walls for the basement were poured. Since then, the cement forms have been removed, backfill has been put in, the tubing for the geothermal was laid, radon rock was spread in the basement, the cement walls have been waterproofed and drain tile was installed. 

We were told that the framing would start on Thursday and take about three weeks. To our surprise, Steve got a phone call this morning saying the framers were ready to start today. Turns out there was an error on another job they were doing and they were going to be delayed on that for a week or so. Bad for those folks; good for us. By my calculations, the framing should be done around October 12.

I have a lot of photos to share today. I'll post a note under each so you can understand what's going on. Thanks for reading!

Foundation for front porch

South field prior to geothermal install

Coils of geothermal tubing
Close up of geothermal tubing
You can see the black geothermal tubing poking up out of the ground in the center of the basement. The tubing is buried 8' underground and goes out to a field to the south of the house.
Lumber delivery!

First day of framing. You can see the backfill up to the outside wall.

Framing guys setting up. Another beautiful day!

Setting up framing in the area below the kitchen

Thanks again for reading! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them here.

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