First off, welcome to the new blog. I thought it might be easier to put everything on a blog to get both the description and photos together in one place. I will try and archive some of the older pics and information, but it may take some time before I get to that.
Now onto the Progress!!!!
Lots has happened since the last update. Where do I begin?
- The footings and wall for the new furnace room have been erected.
- Three new steel jack posts have replaced the large cinder block supports. These will now fit nicely inside a 2×4 wall which should help to clear up the basement and make it comfortable.
- It took months, but the roofing material is on site and one side of the house is just about done!!
- The basement has been fully planned out and many of the drains are now in place.
- A temporary washroom has been setup in the basement, and let me tell you, it is comfortable!
- The main beam has been cut into two sections. The engineer requested that this be done due to the two unequal lengths, and the amount of deflection when there is a snowload.
- Upstairs, the majority of the interior walls have been framed, and the HVAC has been roughed in with many of the holes cut for the return air vents and the supplies.
- Last but not least, we have a new gas line and meter (almost forgot about that)!
When the inspector was by last week, he recommended installing a backwater valve. Essentially, if the city sewers back up, a small valve prevents the sewage backing up into our basement. The actual cost of the valve was about $150 and was well worth the cost. It is almost a small insurance policy against flooding the basement in the future.