On to house #2! The new challenge: take a 1953, 2400 sq. ft. ranch house in Arlington, VA and turn it into a two-story, 4800 sq. ft. Craftsman style house. After spending four years from start to finish on the first house, we're hoping to finish this one in 2 to 3 years instead. Back to construction zone living!
Friday, July 13, 2012
From the Ground Up
I am shamelessly posting while at work (Hi Lew!) because I'm very excited about the pictures that Brian just emailed...we have a garage foundation! The big truck in the first picture showed up at 8am this morning, the foundation guys and the cool little Georgia buggy showed up shortly thereafter, and they proceeded to trundle a great deal of concrete from the front of the house to the back throughout the day. As long as the rain continues to hold off, they should be back tomorrow to build the stem wall and then it's officially onto the framing stage!
Just as an aside, the neighbor's fence does not usually look like it currently does (broken, leaning) - it's a casualty of the recent storm when a gigantic tree fell over and hit it. So on a normal day, and hopefully soon in the future, it will look like a regular (straight, non-broken) fence again. And then we will have to figure out how to squeeze between the 3 ft. gap between the fence and the garage to install the siding. Adventures await!