Your Dream Home Foundation
Well we think we are ready to begin
our foundation. Our final design is set and the plans are complete.
"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
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).
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
Progress will be posted daily so be sure
you catch each phase by bookmarking our Dream
Home Construction page.