We had two crews coming in on the first day of erecting the building. The metal building crew came in early that morning, and again, I didn't get there that early! The wood framing crew (who framed out all the interior walls of the house and wood framing in the exterior walls that needed it) came in a little later in the morning. By lunch, they had a lot of progress! The entire process of erecting the metal building and interior framing took 4 days. Yes, FOUR DAYS. We had 12 people there, and they worked hard! It rained of and on throughout that time and those guys would just work right through it!
|Lunch the First Day.|
|Tin going on.|
|Tyvek on first, then tin.|
|Front of House. Windows and Doors In.|
|Front of House. Garage is the area with no wood framing.|
|From the inside.|
|Standing in Living Room, looking into garage (left) and master suite (right).|
|Standing in Garage, Looking at Ceiling Joists across Living Room|
|Almost complete. You can see on the front of the house where the porches will attach.|
|Adding the porch frames.|
Concrete showed up EARLY in the morning and I wasn't there for the first few trucks. I had to get kids to school afterall, right??
|Finished slab, ready for the next step!|
|Finishing it out|
Even though we have family experience in concrete, we hired a crew to help with the 'heavy lifting' so to speak. They helped get everything set up and ready for steel and concrete.
|Reference pic from similar angle (I'll be trying to get this shot on all of the steps!)|
The first step... creating the 'dirt' pad. This process took a few days. Luckily, we were able to dig the material on the property and our family has the equipment to do this ourselves!
|Caliche pad with markers set up for house. Ready for concrete crew!|
|Caliche pad leveled.|
|Moving dirt before adding caliche.|