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    Foundation & Porch – Day 33

    It’s time to cheer…we are finally finished with the foundation and have moved on the bigger and more exciting projects! The siding has been removed from the back of the house…

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    Foundation – Day 27

    Day 27 and we finally have concrete walls and cement block pillars. I know the timeline of this foundation is starting to get comical, but we are almost there! The last piece…

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    Foundation – Day 23

    How often can you say that you purchased 32,000 pounds of cement? That is what we did on Day 23 of our renovation. They finally finished putting up the forms and…

  • foundation forms
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    Foundation – Day 18

    We are 18 days in and barely have anything to show for it. The rain has been killing us these past few weeks, so we are having trouble staying on schedule.…

  • footings
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    Foundation – Day 10

    After a few delays, the concrete footers have finally been poured! We had planned to etch our initials into the concrete, but it cured so quickly that it was already hard…

  • Rebar
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    Foundation – Day 4

    It’s day 4 and the step foundation is complete, the forms are up and the rebar is in! At this point, an inspector must come to sign-off on the width, depth…

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    Foundation – Day 3

    We are now three days into the renovation and the construction workers have finished digging the foundation. Our hole is now a “house-shaped hole”! Next step is re-bar, footings and foundation! Stay…

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    Foundation – Day 2

    It is day 2 and the weather is holding out! Thus far, the construction workers have completed digging half of the foundation. We are not digging a full basement for the…

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    Foundation – Day 1

    After one week of construction delays (and countless delays with the permit process) we have finally started our renovation! Even today, our team of construction workers were delayed getting to the…

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