Phase 3 - "Rough" Framing
July 23rd, 2004 - 8.45am - Earth moving arrives before RT and backfills the concrete foundation walls. They ignore the keep off the grass rules and trash several hundred square foot of lawn.
July 23rd, 2004 - 6.01pm - RT, Shawn and Joe from next door help to remove some of the kitchen cabinets.
July 24th, 2004 - 5.39pm - The basement now has a ceiling and the new room a floor. It is supposed to 3/4" thick and tongue and groove construction, however due to an earlier miss measurement it is now 1/2" thick and not tongue and groove.
July 24th, 2004 - 5.39pm - Crawl space construction, sewage pipe with steel collar.
July 24th, 2004 - 5.39pm - Sneakers patiently waiting
July 28th, 2004 - 10.29am - Insulation removal, and first section of frame erected.
July 28th, 2004 - 10.29am - Micro-Lams installed. These will support the upper floor when the existing wall is removed.
July 31st, 2004 - 8.00am - Framing continues interrupted by a rain storm that soaks the basement and carpeting. I am told it couldn't be from the rain but after several hours of retroactive tarping and sealing no more water enters the basement.
August 3rd, 2004 - 3.26pm - Framing continues with the pre-fabricated roof trusses being nailed into place.
August 5th, 2004 - 8.09am - Who needs 3/4" flooring? - 1/2" wood won't bend or warp!!!!!!!!
August 5th, 2004 - 8.09am - Bathroom windows are removed to make way for the new roof.
August 5th, 2004 - 8:15am - I thought a few interior pictures would be nice even though the ceiling has been ripped apart so they would have access to the outer wall for bolting in the micro-lam beams.
August 11th, 2004 - 8.15am - The addition is taking shape. The covered patios are now covered. The support posts are temporary. The roof has been covered with tarps but now of course it won't rain.
August 22nd, 2004 - 4.58pm - The roof sides have been tiled with tiles that are a very close match to the existing roof tiles.
August 22nd, 2004 - 4.58pm - The top of the addition has been covered with CRC APP roofing membrane which is made from a non-woven, high strength polyester reinforcing mat which is saturated and coated with APP modified bitumen. (The sucker had better not leek!!)
August 22nd, 2004 - 4.58pm - Ceiling framing continues inside the new addition which we have now named the "Hubbard Banquet Room"
August 22nd, 2004 - 4.58pm - Totally irrelevant picture of the pool from the new roof.
Phase 3 - "Finish" Framing