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March Construction Update: Progress (finally)

When we last left off at the end of February, our house was still just dirt on the ground.  The frame was set for the foundation and a mess of rebar, pipes and gravel was inside it, just waiting for warm enough weather to allow for the concrete to be poured.

I’m happy to announce that at the end of the second week of March, the foundation finally got poured!  Since then, things have moved along fairly quickly.

The home building process: Foundation being poured

The foundation had to dry for a few days and then get sanded down.  After it was sanded, the driveway and sidewalk were poured.  Driveway and sidewalk seem to be added to houses in no particular order as there are some in our neighborhood much farther along than ours which don’t have front concrete at all yet.

The home building process: Driveway and sidewalk

On the day that the driveway and sidewalk were built, all the wood for our house arrived on a huge truck.  It doesn’t seem like much when you see it all piled up.

The home building process: All the wood that goes into a house

Then over the course of a day, all the wood was propped up to make the frame of the house.  Notice the diagonal supports holding the building in place.

Building a house: Construction of the frame

After the frame was up, the base of the roof went on.

Home building: The roof

Then the roof was covered in a black film and big white wall-like sheets went up on the outer walls.

Building a house: Thermoply is added

And BAM! Just like that, it’s almost a house! One month down, about 2 more to go!

Updates are going to come fast and furious this next month as things are rolling along quickly at this stage! I hope you all stay tuned and watch our new baby being built!

Thanks for coming along,

Christine

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6 thoughts on “March Construction Update: Progress (finally)

  1. Christie says:

    How exciting! I’m glad things are moving along on the new house. I wanted you to know you’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. 🙂 Check it out at http://www.sparklesofsunshine.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Have a great week!
    Christie

    1. Christine says:

      Christie- You are so incredibly sweet. Thank you so much for thinking of me. It’s an honor 🙂

  2. TwoPlusCute says:

    This isn’t an April’s Fool post is it? I am quite gullible but, so much house in a month?!

    You must be thrilled by the progress and excited to see it coming along. 😀

    1. Christine says:

      No foolin’! From what I understand, you wait forever for foundation, then everything moves along quickly until the little details at the end, where it slows way down again.

      It’s nice to see it finally happening 🙂

  3. Suzie says:

    Wow! It’s a house now! What a lovely home your going to have Christine! I am so excited for you!

    1. Christine says:

      Thanks so much Suzie! I can’t wait to get in and start sharing some DIY projects 😀

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