Roof trusses battle 100+ mph wind

Our roof truss pack was delivered in early November and Evergreen Crane arrived on the 7th to help place most of the main level roof trusses. There was a lot of progress in a short amount of time with the crane available to do all the heavy lifting. We were also able to get our…

Main Level Framing

The main level started to take shape pretty quickly as most of the exterior walls were framed in about a week with an extra crew member. Over the next couple of weeks, the interior walls were framed and sheathing was added to the outside walls. We enjoyed walking through the rooms on the main level…

Framing the first walls

We received the first delivery of framing materials on a Monday in mid-September. A couple days later the crew was hard at work constructing the walls of the lower level. They worked their way around the outer perimeter, completing the outside walls in a little less than 2 weeks. It was so exciting to see…

We’re finally ready for framing

It’s been a long road to get to this point, but we’re finally ready to start framing the house. Grapes and his crew brought in another 69 loads of dirt to complete the backfill around the house and inside the foundation walls for the basement and garage slabs. With the backfill in place, Copperhead Plumbing…

The house is taking shape

The foundation of our new home is finally complete. It took a long time to get to this point, but seeing the shape of the house rise out of the ground has been really exciting. Toma Construction had their work cut out for them as they installed all the wall forms and reinforcing rebar without…

It all starts with a solid foundation

It has been an exciting couple of weeks as we finally received our approved building permit from the county, received power to the lot from the electric company, and poured the foundation footers. The footers proved to be the most interesting of the three big milestones to see take shape. Since we are on a…

We’re diggin’ the foundation

Bob Grapes made short work of the foundation excavation. It took him less than a week to dig out the footprint for all the footers and piers. Luckily he only ran into a little resistance from one of the large rocks on our land, which he took care of with his industrial sized rock hammer….

When nature calls, we can handle it

It isn’t one of the most exciting things, but a good septic system was critical for our new mountain home. Our delicate local ecosystem demands the responsible use of our water and waste water, so we had a sophisticated septic system designed by Barta & Associates. The system was constructed to perform well in our…

What a view

From the first time we saw our lot, we always had to imagine what our final view would actually look like. There were so many trees, it was hard to even see anything beyond them. We knew the mountain range was out there and occasionally we’d catch a glimpse of Lion’s Head through the trees…