blogging our home building process

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Framing continues...

It was a hot one this week in Tennessee with temperatures in the 90's and high humidity.  After sweating it out on Monday cutting rebar for the porch footers and installing zip panels, I had to make a trip to Home Depot Tuesday to get two of the biggest fans they had!  It was still hot but the breeze made life a little more pleasant!

Tuesday we also got our porch footer inspection by the county.  The inspector continues to be impressed with our work.  Ron and I both got our contractors' licenses in FL which has the most strict codes of any state especially compared with Tennessee's.  We  weren't sure what to think after Ron asked the inspector if he could ask him a few questions and the inspector replied with 'when I come out here, I fully expect to learn something from you'.  Needless to say, we passed the inspection!

Inspection completed, we had Harrison's Concrete back out to pour the porch footers.  Ron and I continued framing work on the second story.  We completed all of the exterior walls and the interior walls for the office, spare bedroom, loft and bathroom. 

poured porch footers

front of house (living room is open to 2nd floor for vaulted ceiling)

side wall which butts up to garage

back of house

side of house with french doors to wrap around porch

putting up the last exterior wall of the 2nd floor
windows in the loft to capture the best view (these were added in addition to the window seat window - it pays to be your own contractor for the little "tweaks" such as this)

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I'm impressed that the building inspector in learning from you.


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