Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekly check-in: waiting sucks

Things are somewhat in a holding pattern. We're waiting for financing to be finalized and for details from the soil engineer about how much underpinning may be required. Another factor has been the discovery that our walls are made entirely of concrete block, so while everything else is dragging along, there has also been a fair bit of back-and-forth between the architect, the builder and the engineer to figure out the best approach for building the second-story addition on top of all that concrete block. It's unclear at the moment whether we should try to remove all the concrete block simply build on top of it.

In the meantime, there has been incremental progress on gutting the basement. Most of the flooring, ceiling and walls have been removed at this point, but for the most part there is not visible evidence of significant progress.

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