Week 43 – Fireplace!

It’s been a few weeks since the last post since work slowed down for the holidays and freezing temperatures.

A visit to the house today showed work continuing with all the plumbing and electrical. We also weren’t expecting to have the gas fireplace roughed in.


The waterproof membrane has been installed on the deck outside the upstairs master bedroom.


Now that the holiday season is over, we expect work to pick up again. Next meeting is with the audio visual contractor to discuss speaker and data drops throughout the house.

Week 25 – Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast this weekend and while Austin is well out of the main path, we’ve received lots of rains with periods of high gusty winds. I drove to the lot to see if we had any downed trees and luckily everything looked good.

The dry creek bed was flowing with water but wasn’t as high and fast as I thought it might be.


The top of the lot looked great.img_1672

Some of our neighbors across the street were not so lucky.


We are forecasted to have rain through Wednesday but the storm continues to weaken so hopefully the worst of the rain and wind is over.

Week 9 – Walls getting closer

It appears the rain last week prevented the walls from being poured. There is now a large trench from the back of the lot which I’m assuming is there to help the water drain. 

Here is the north wall with the water proofing and drainage system. 
Here is the west wall with the final form on meaning the steel was inspected. This will be the storage room foundation that ties into the retaining wall. The trench leads up to this area so I’m assuming this back area was too wet to get formed up for the pour. Another shot of the west wall. Shot of trench from storage area looking toward the front of the lot.