Week 29 – Second Floor Decking

Subtle progress has been made since last week and the first floor framing was filled out and the second floor decking was started.

Decking has been added to the second floor area in prep for framing.

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Here is a shot from the upper terrace that more clearly shows the decking.

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Here is the view that shows the entire footprint.

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Next week should be more of the same as they complete the decking over the garage and start the framing on the second story. We do have rain in the forecast mid-week so there might be some rain delays.

Week 28 – Framing and Trusses

The framing of the first floor continues along with the second floor truss installation.

As you come up the drive, you can see the truss installation.

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Here is a shot from where our backyard will be looking into the garage on the left and the flex room on the right.img_1821

Trusses installed on what will be Akash’s room overlooking the trees.img_1819

Here is a shot from the upper terrace looking down. You can really get a sense of the overall structure of the house now.

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There are also some samples of the concrete treatment in an area that will be covered with hardwood.

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After so many weeks of rain delays in the spring through early summer, it has been really nice to see noticeable progress each week.

Week 27 – First Floor Framing

Lots of progress has been made since our last visit on the first floor framing. You can walk around and get a real sense of the rooms.

Here is a view from about half way up the drive. You can now get a sense of how the final form of the house will look from the street.

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Here is a shot from the garage.

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This is a view from the driveway looking through to where the living room will be.

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We are looking forward to see what the next week brings.

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.

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The top of the lot looked great.img_1672

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

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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 24 – Steel Framing

It has been a few weeks since my last post since the concrete needed time to cure before any further work could be done.

In the mean time, the site has been cleaned to remove all the debris from the pour and form work, and the steel beams for the walls have been welded into place.

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The remaining beams and trusses are being fabricated now and should be done later this week or early next week.