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Building Your Dream Home Foundation

Well we think we are ready to begin our foundation.  Our final design is set and the plans are complete.  Our first "idea" was too expensive so we had to sit down and rethink our dream for this home.  

Update 10/26/2007 - Our plans are finalized and we have a preliminary drawing to work from so, we will be starting our foundation as soon as our contractor can fit us into his schedule.  Below are a few drawings of our foundation plans.

Update 1/05/2008 - Well, our family has always seemed to co-exist with "Murphy's Law" and starting our new home has certainly been no different. Just before the holidays, our cement contractor had to back out of the job due to family medical problems.  We've been there and done that so I couldn't fault him for his decision.  Family has always been  #1 priority with us so I expect others to feel the same.

We were able to find another cement contractor but his lead time for the job was "about" 3 weeks.  That puts our start date sometime before the middle of January.  

Update 1/10/2008 - Have not been able to contact our new "contractor" since our initial meeting so I'm assuming that he is no longer interested.  There is one contractor in our area quite capable of completing our job but his bid was so high that we can't possibly afford him.

Therefore, we have made a difficult decision and that is to go with a slab foundation and have SatterWhite Log Homes handle it for us.  I contacted Jeff McKinney at SatterWhite and was lined up with a contractor the same day. The slab should be poured the week of 14 January and the SatterWhite construction crew will be on site as soon as the cement cures to start the house. 

Update 1/19/2008 - Our slab has been completed and I can't brag enough on the contractor, Mark Howard and his crew.  The plumbing contractor was in and out before I knew it. If you would like to watch a short video clip of the slab actually being poured, just click on this link.  Below are a few pictures of the work in progress (click on the image for a larger view).


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Preparing the forms

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Rough-in Plumbing
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Working Together
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Rebar holds it together
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Finishing the surface
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Completed Slab

The logs will arrive Monday morning (21 Jan). The construction crew will be onsite Tuesday morning.  Weather permitting, it is anticipated that the house will be in the dry within 2 weeks.

Progress will be posted daily so be sure you catch each phase by bookmarking our Dream Home Construction page.

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