Friday, June 02, 2006

Log Home Update: Part 25
Concrete floors and Plywood roofs

Despite the Memorial Day holiday on Monday and construction limited to just four days, considerable progress occurred.

Concrete gets poured. 01
Early Tuesday morning the crew showed up to pour the floor for the basement. After hauling the concrete to all corners of the area, only two men remained to put in the final touches. And they did a great job—working the power trowel over and over and over through the long, hot afternoon.

While the concrete crew worked downstairs, Don, Adam and I worked to install the 1x8 and 1x3 fascia trim to the eaves of the roof. We continued to install fascia and some roof sheathing in the afternoon and on Wednesday when they poured floor for the garage.

Concrete gets poured. 02

By Wednesday afternoon, the garage floor was curing nicely.

Concrete pour. 03

And by Thursday, it was hard as a rock and smooth as glass.

With the concrete pouring finished, the LoadAll came into use again to install the plywood sheathing to the roof.

Roof sheathing

While Adam and Don installed the sheathing upon the roof, I manned the cutting stations on the ground.

Cutting stations

Don installs plywood on garage roof.

Roof sheathing.

Adam helps Don install roof sheathing.

Roof sheathing.
By midday Friday, plywood sheathing had been installed upon half the house roof and nearly all of the garage. (Only the west side of the house and a few panels on the back of the garage remained.)

Roof sheathing

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's starting to look like a real house! I envy you both ... I can tell this has been a dream for a while now. I just don't know that I'd have the patience to get through the actual building process. It takes a special kind of person to be able to endure all the "hurry up and wait".