Time For The Plumber!

It’s Monday morning and looking back on a slow week. More rock removal from the building footprint, which is now basically complete. Calling the surveyor to indicate wall lines and elevations: partially to check work to date, but principally to set the “control” for the remaining part of the building process. It seems like we… Continue Reading

Teamwork Pays Off …. Again!

A week of “digging, blasting, clearing, checking” – not exciting, but oh so necessary! And the monthly Building Team meeting (owner, builder, architect) who meet to look, assess, adjust and study (the sides of the wings in particular – see earlier update for the issues) – not exciting, but oh so necessary. However, there was… Continue Reading

What Goes Down – Will Come Up!

It’s easy to judge progress by what you see, feeling good or bad or occasionally “what the ____ are they doing”. That’s fair and even fun to second-guess the “pros”. This week is hardly different. 1. Where’s the concrete? 2. Where’s the “blaster”? 3. Where’s the plumber? Put in proper order the plumber determines where… Continue Reading

Digging & Filling – Repeat

So what happened last week? To quote the owner of Alpine Excavation “digging and filling” – that’s our job. And, that is what happened last week and that’s what will continue next week. But now for the rest of the story which catalogs the amazing actions and tools of experienced people in the building industry… Continue Reading

No Naps This Week

Not a “ho-hum” week this time. It may have looked quiet this past Friday, but the building foundation challenges continue. The expert’s have recommended a “footing warmer” to solve the problem of the higher elevation of wing footings and resulting potential frost issues. It’s like a nice warm sock to keep the cold out and… Continue Reading

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