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Nov 10, 2011 - House Build    No Comments

Day 36

We have not had any house construction progress for the last week or so as our builder has been working on his other project.  However, we have had other progress.  We took a drive out to the land today just to have a look, and to our surprise we had power poles installed.  We were not aware that they had been scheduled to go in but there they were.  They looked really good.  I thought that they would be quite intrusive and stand out a lot but they blend in quite well.

We also saw that there was a huge trench that had been dug and filled in.  This was the ground pipes for our Geothermal system.  The trench was 10 feet wide, had been dug to 8 feet deep, and was 625 feet long.  The trench is holding two loops of pipework that will feed the geothermal system and heat the house and the water.  The flow meters for the system have also been installed in the basement.



Oct 29, 2011 - House Build    No Comments

Days 23 & 24

We visited the site a couple of times over the course of day 23, and each time something else had changed.

We arrived early on day 23 (28th October) to find that after our visit the day before they had raised the garage floor level to be correct and they had put the insulation down AND they had put the heat pipes in.  They had also put down the insulation on the basement floor.

When we came back later that day, about 5 o clock, we found that the garage floor had been poured and there were now heat pipes installed in the basement.

And so to day 24…… not much changed on site today (it was a Saturday so we weren’t really expecting it to).  We did find Terry on site (the excavator driver and guy who did our driveway for us), and he was there to bring in more fill to raise the level around the house.  Its amazing, they dig this really big hole, fill it with house foundations and then when they go to back fill there isn’t enough to fill the hole.  Mind you – the first floor level is a bit higher than the original ground level so that would account for a bit of a loss.