Thursday, September 27, 2012

Week 2: More Concrete with a Sealant Garnish

My wonderful SR took some pictures on site today of the progress and I can say it's moving right along!  The one real amazing thing about the original dig was how precise the excavator operator was in digging the hole.  Real sharp edges cutting into the ground and all, just impressive.

Now we have more concrete and some of the textured pour that they do in the neighborhood.  I'm not sure if they plan on doing more or if what they left as smooth foundation will be covered with siding / brick later on.

You can now see concrete from the street and the trough where the water / sewer connections will be coming in:
Another view from the street, you can see some of the textured concrete in the front, and some of the sealant:
 A closer view from the front.  Note the sealant on the wall that would be between the garage and the basement.  I'm not sure what the deal is with the notched marks on that wall, as well as the hole on the left garage wall.  You can also see the separation between the two car opening and the third single car opening on the right:
This may be it for Week 2, I've been a bit under the weather and have been either fighting through the work day in the office or working from home (thank heaven for an accommodating  workplace!).  I haven't had a check in with my PM at all since our HVAC chat either, so I may give him a ring in the next few days just to catch up.

On a side note, I'm amazed at how many of you have visited so far, and thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet.  I just hope this blog helps others the same way those before me helped us in our build journey.  Thanks!


  1. Okay, this may sound crazy! But the dirt is pretty! I love the color! lol It is such a good feeling to see the neighborhood coming together! I literally watched each house in our community being built and it's amazing to see each house in its place. We are the last house and start next week! YES!

    GET WELL SOON! Your PM is a cool dude! I like when they send pictures for you!

  2. Nice! It will be a house before you know it!

  3. Do you need me to give you some post ideas?
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