Friday, July 25, 2008

Got Walls?

I just wanted to give a quick update on the progress that has been made over the past few weeks.



After a crummy 4th of July weekend I finally had my footings and piers level and ready to support a house. Luke and Holly came over to lend some assistance in lifting and setting beams.


Once the floor joist were laid out I ripped and placed OSB in between the joist to reduce moisture and prevent rodent intrusion.


I spray foamed any voids in the OSB , laid out the fiberglass insulation and capped it off with an inch of polystyrene. I should be sitting pretty with a R-Value of about 40 on my floor.


Last night I got a pretty good sized crew out to help raise the walls. Allen, Rene, Steve, Ann, Luke and I made up the crew.

Once the last wall was raised we moved over to the saw horses and enjoyed some great Wisconsin Brats and a few cold ones to finish off an exciting night.

2 comments:

Ed Plumb said...

hey - you got walls. i cant wait to come out and see the place.

Bevy said...

We built a house off Chena Pump Rd. with help from the RATS of Eielson ... my hubby met the guy at the State Troopers headquarters - I got a plumber, electrician & a contractor - they were from the San Diego area. :) Such luck.
It's such fun and HARD work to build a house.
God bless!