Dry-Wall Complete, Siding Delivered

October 26th, 2008 - The last three weeks have gone by quickly. The inspections have all completed successfully. On Monday the 13th our garage and porch concrete was poured. ComEd connected power on Friday the 17th, and the following week the furnace was installed. The insulation batts were installed and inspected by the village on the 20th. We will have cellulose sprayed into the attic space sometime over the next two weeks to achieve R-50+ insulation.

The house is now dry-walled and heated. The garage doors will be installed tomorrow, and the dry-well will be dug by Wednesday.

During the next 10 days the lot will be graded and about 80 yards of black dirt will be final graded so that we can complete our last bit of concrete work. The house walk, the public side walk, the drive, apron, and street curbs will be poured and left to cure for 7 days.

Finally, the asphalt drive will be laid down. This completes the grading / surface work for the lot. The last phase will be to put down sod (or possibily seed).

The Hardie 6" reveal Woodland Cream Cedar-mill lapped siding and 6" white Cedar trim will be applied this week.

Inside the painters will spray Benjamin Moore Navajo White on walls and ceiling. Once the walls are painted the tile and hardwood flooring can be installed.

After the floors are laid, the inside painted trim pieces will be installed (Crown, Casings, Chair-Rail, and Baseboard).

The key is to finish all the outside work over the next 3 weeks so that the weather doesn't interfer with concrete and ashphalt work.

Here are pictures I took today of the house.

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