Archive for February 4th, 2009

Storms Are Coming

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

After such fabulous sunny winter weather, the rains are coming.  The team worked hard all day, knowing that the storms are approaching.

With more intense work in the basement, a solid set of steps into the basement was built, coming off the steps leading down from the driveway.

Steps into the basement.

Steps into the basement.

The actual rough-in for the plumbing started today, with the first pipes being fitted to the sewage ejector.

Roughing in the plumbing

Roughing in the plumbing

Rebar Arrives for Mat Slab

The delivery truck from Whitecap arrived with a load of rebar.  They brought a forklift, which unloaded the rebar near the steps to the basement.  Yes, it was carried down by hand.

The plumbing looks good - it needs to be attached to the rebar.

The plumbing looks good - it needs to be attached to the rebar.

After arriving by truck, the rebar is now in the basement (by hand!).

After arriving by truck, the rebar is now in the basement (by hand!).

Setting Up Tarps

In the later afternoon, the tarps were set up to protect the site from the storms, which will arrive late tonight and through the next few days.

Tarps in place.

Tarps in place.

Under the tarps on the west wall.

Under the tarps on the west wall.

Under the tarps, looking east.

Under the tarps, looking east.