House Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ajarman, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    Started the process of building a house January '14 and thought I would have a "house" build thread for those who want to see it from start to finish. I will try and post iphone pics weekly.

    Started out as a wooded lot
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    Once the lot was cleared it was time for the basement.
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    Once the basement was dug then the footings were dug and poured.
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    Keeping fingers crossed for good weather the next few months.
  2. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car New Member

    Awesome, Hopefully all goes well. remember to keep all the doors shut as much as possible the first couple months while the house settles. Otherwise you'll get a couple doors that wont latch.
  3. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    The New Man Cave.. Great pics..
  4. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car New Member

    Tell the builders to work faster, now I want to see more. Great pics, and congrats on the new home.

    Only question is, How big is the garage going to be?
  5. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    Congrats Alston, on starting the Build for your New House....the Area looks Beautiful, with all the Trees.....How Big is the Lot??
  6. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    Great advice. Thanks!

    Man cave is a must with this house!

    The garage was a 3 car, but we cut it down 6' so it will be a big 2 car garage and we will be doing twin 10'x8' doors so my truck will fit with ease!

    The lot is 1.55 acres
  7. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Congrats ajarman! I'll be watching this thread closely. I love residential construction.

    I too was curious how big the lot was and I see it is 1.55 acres. How much of that was cleared? Just enough for the house or all 1.55 acres? Seems like a pretty thickly wooded area; I would keep as much of those trees as possible.
  8. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    We cleared right at 3/4 of an acre. The lot was heavily wooded so we wanted to keep a good bit of the bigger trees. I have been spending what little free time I have on clearing out the smaller sapplings in the back so we can level out the back yard with the dirt from the basement. Way cheaper to push dirt around than haul it off around here.
  9. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    Alston.....You've got some Land to work with, its a Beautiful Spot !!!
  10. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    Thanks Mike!

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    The brick was delivered yesterday! We went with Charleston Tumble by Triangle Brick Co.

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  11. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    Hey Alston.....How Old is Son Now and what does he think about All of work with Big Tractors??.
  12. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    The look on his face says: "acquire bricks, build fort!"
  13. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    He just turned 3 last month. He gets very excited over seeing the equipment.


    Yes! The little buger was trying to climb the big stack of bricks as soon as I turned my back.
  14. ajarman

    ajarman New Member

    The brick guys were able to get some work done this week in between the storms.

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  15. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Look'in good.. When's the pool go in???:glasses:
  16. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    Looks Great Alston....:great:
  17. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    Woah, woah, woah. We basically went from clearing trees to brick walls going up. Dick we miss the foundation? :rules:
  18. ahm1127

    ahm1127 New Member

    Congratulations & thanks for sharing.
    I was gonna ask where foundation is.
    Good luck with the build!
  19. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    looks great. You are having those brickwalls built well. I was a bricklayer for 8 years. In Michigan the only time you really see block laid behind brick in a residential building is on a porch, so it can support the weight of the slab. The way you are doing it is how most the commercial buildings are built here.
  20. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    Sounds like an adventure. I'd like to do this one day.

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