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Next Step – waterproofing, beams and trusses

     October 24, 2014

We went by the job site and saw that the waterproofing to the foundation had been completed by Safrane Construction. The black tar goes around the entire basement to ensure that moisture from the soil doesn’t enter the concrete pores. This is incredibly important to reduce the risk of mold.   We were also happy…

Forms are off!

     October 22, 2014 0 Comments

We went by the job site today and saw that Safrane Construction already removed the forms! It’s so awesome to see the basement foundation walls up. It feels like a huge step!   Here’s a shot of one of the windows. We made a huge whoops! though…  When we went to order our windows, the…

Fill those forms up!

     October 21, 2014 0 Comments

Yipee! The concrete truck came in and filled up the forms for the basement walls! When we arrived on site, the concrete pouring truck had just arrived and was getting set up. First, stabilizing legs were set up; they came out of the side of the machine and were rested on blocks. Next, the crew connected…

Forms up!

     October 10, 2014 0 Comments

Safrane Construction and his crew certainly work quickly! We stopped by the job site and the forms were nearly completed. The crew was busy building the window forms when we arrived. The forms are created in pieces held together with a strong metal bar. Once the forms are up, the crew can begin weaving rebar…

Frames off, Forms in!

     October 8, 2014 0 Comments

The frame around the footing came off! The concrete is solid, and the next step of the build is well on it’s way. Safrane Construction and the crew took the frames off and Bergen Excavating came in and spread rock. We love working with these two companies because they have experience working together and synchronize…

Houses have feet, too…

     October 7, 2014 0 Comments

Not really. But kind of. Footings are an important part of foundation construction. Their purpose is to support the foundation and prevent settling. The first step was for Safrane Construction and his crew to frame the footing. The footing is always wider than the basement walls. Rebar (metal rods) is used longitudinal and transverse to…