This is one of those update pictures that looks like nothing much has happened — but actually a lot has gone on since last week.
For one thing, the damp-proofing has been applied to the outside of the foundation, first a coating of tar, then dimpled membrane, which will make the foundation completely waterproof. Good news for us, we’ll be sleeping just inside that near wall.
Inside the foundation, the sump has been installed, with lots of plumbing connections for the shower, toilet, sink, and washer.
Lots of gravel has been placed in the foundation, the first layer in construction of the slab.
Over on the left side, in what will be the garage, you can see some of the joists that will make up the framework of the laneway.
The windows and doors have been ordered from Cascadia Windows. Everything is very energy efficient, with narrow fibreglass frames (made with recycled glass) holding the large panes. On the ground floor, all the windows and doors will be laminated so they can withstand, say, a tire iron beating on them. Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin! Housebreakers cannot come in!
According to our handy-dandy schedule, framing will start this week and continue to the second week of July. There will be underground inspections as they build up what will be the slab. And the dirt will be filled in (the process of “infill”) so we’ll get a much better idea how the yard will look with the main house and the laneway in place.
We’re also scheduled to meet with Laurel and Ange this week to talk over the build.
So much to look forward to!