Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve, little work this coming week

Well, it's Christmas eve today and we don't expect a lot of work to be done on the house until after the first of the year. 

Last week we did get the septic tank installed and on Friday they were running the irrigation lines, so hopefully that is done. It appears as if the structure of the pool is done, save the final plaster coat. The pumps and filters and such are not in yet, but there is plenty of time to do that. The slab has been mostly leveled by the use of some type of self-leveling compound. It goes on almost in a watery state and then hardens to almost a concrete material. They had applied the third coat last week, and may still need one move. The slab was definitely out of smooth and level!

One issue has come up with us having gotten a lot of  rain the last few weeks. It seems that the windows leak. Our contractor has been talking to Monolithic Domes about the problem and they think they have a solution, but it involves pulling the windows out and fully reseating them. I don't know when that will occur, but I assume soon.

We were supposed to have a front door and a garage door by this time, but those aren't in yet. Not a big deal, but something else that is running behind schedule.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Leveling of the floor

This week there are a few milestone being planned. First the foundation is going to have the undulations which were in it from a poorly poured slab leveled with self-leveling floor compound. This will allow them to lay the floor when it is time.

Second the garage door and front door should be installed this week. This will allow us to secure the property against the elements. The rain storm that went through last night poured a LOT of water in the house. Much of that was through the front door opening, but many of the downstairs windows leak. The contractor is going to have those pulled out and resealed.

I did not get a chance to go out there today and look in the pool to see how much water accumulated, but I am sure it was significant. The coping and the flagstone should all be on by now, if not right now then this week. Once that is done, the pool guy will be in a holding pattern until the house gets further along.

We looked at the cabinet elevations this evening and marked up those to the contractor. He will return them to the cabinet maker for revision and then we'll get an updated copy early next week for what should be final approval. Then they should actually be installed in early January.