Tuesday, June 12, 2012


June 7
The forms were removed from the foundation walls this morning and the concrete continues to cure.  They put a black waterproof material on the exterior walls of all of our living spaces where they would be covered by earth.  It was interesting to look into the garage and see the waterproofing on the inside of the garage wall (the outside of the family room).

The plumbers came in and started on the underground plumbing.  They started on Thursday and finished sometime early Friday morning.

We thought it was hilarious that the plumbers used duct tape to hold this large pipe in place

This pipe provides access to the backflow preventer, and once the gravel was placed, the duct tape wasn't necessary anymore.

Rob walked around the basement for a while trying to figure out what all the pipes were for and how they related to the floor plan.  Some were completely obvious (the basement bathroom drains), some we will figure out as the plumbers start working on the main floor and we can actually follow them up through the walls.

June 8
All of the underground plumbing was finished and passed inspection.  That means they are ready to throw the gravel and then we will be able to start on our work in the basement.

Does it look like a house yet?

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