27 September 2008

ICF arrives

This week the footings were poured and all the rebar and ICF has arrived on site.A couple of courses of the ICF has been installed. They will stack up one storey before they are filled with concrete - which should be next weeks photos.




15 September 2008

footings

Now I've caught up to today. The formwork for the footings is almost all in place, and the concrete should be poured by the end of the week. We're using a new product called Form-A-Drain to form the footings. It stays in place once the concrete is formed and becomes the weeping tile.


the big dig

and excavation began...


the site

Here's what the site looked like in the spring.



In August we had the building area cleared.

a house for my parents

I know there are a few of you out there that have been asking to see pictures of the house as it comes together, so here goes.

I'll try to post photos here every week. To begin, this is what I hope it will look like if all goes well: