The framing and floor leveling for the second floor is now complete. The carpenters have also repaired many structural problems.
There are a lot of updates to report on the addition.
We have plumbing fixtures! We have panels! We have (some) trim! We have a tile backsplash! We have light!
Our builder made a lot of progress preparing for appliance installation, which included installing water and gas valves, electrical circuits, and protecting some floors.
Work had been progressing at a good pace.
The street, driveway, and yard were patched and repaired after the water service was upgraded.
The carpenters returned last week and have virtually completed the basement framing work. The plumbing rough-in is also nearly complete. Electrical work should begin next week.
This week, I feel like the details of this project are starting to get away from me. I’m very particular about things, so it is frustrating to see errors and have to deal with them (or learn to accept them).
I’ve looked at many houses over the years, and know a good renovation from a sloppy one. Since starting the project, I’ve been determined to do everything I can to make sure this is a good one. That means all the details must be handled just right.
Plumbing for the addition has been roughed in, and exterior insulation has been added to the foundation walls (that’s the pink stuff visible in the photos below).
Next steps are inspection, backfill, and pouring the slab.
The plumbers rerouted the sewer line yesterday. It snakes around the addition.
The white section is new, and the green is existing. You can see where they cut into the old diagonal green section. That pipe remains buried and will be dug out when they excavate for the new basement.