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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Yeah, Siding!!

Finally starting to look more like a home. They started siding the house yesterday July 30th and finished today.  Our PM told us that they drywall was going to be started today as well but the drywall is still laying on the floor in the same place where it had been dropped off last week.  Hopefully we will see the drywall go up by the weeks end.  Now we can't wait to see the outside with our black shutters, stone and our wine colored door. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Insulation installed, stone and drywall has arrived!!

On July the 27th, we had our pre-drywall meeting and the PM took us from room to room where we were able to voice any concerns we may have had. My husband and I both had some questions for him regarding some things we were not quite sure about. We had done a walk through prior to the insulation being intalled and saw that we had a six by six inch square cut out of the ceiling plywood in the breakfast room and we could see the shingles were the only thing covering this space. I asked the PM about it and he assured me that he would have the framer to pull up the shingles and have it covered.  I felt this would create a problem if the shingles were ever to be damaged or blown off during a storm. Im afraid we would have found out about it a little too late when the breakfast room ceiling was dripping water.  He assured me that he felt it would not cause any problems but that he would take care of it anyway because he knew it would make me feel better.?? He told me he would be more concerned if someone were on the roof that they might step on that spot and have a foot come through it.  Either way, I want it covered with plywood and sealed. We also noticed that the steel beam in the garage was completely exposed along with another small open space in the corner of the garage and we could see down into the basement in both places. We also took a picture of the sliding glass door because the door would not open all the way because the track was not laying flush.  He did advise that the beam showing and the hole in the corner of the garage were normal and that they would be what he called punched out, filled and taken care of.  He told us that the track in the door would need to be put back in place and that if there were any problems with the door opening after that, he would have another door ordered to replace it.  Our PM has been wonderful and answered all of our questions putting our minds at ease. This is one great thing about building a home through Ryan Homes. I had a home built years ago through an individual contractor and not once did he ask if I could come through the home to look through prior to insulation or drywall being installed. Below are some of the pic's I took of issues that I was worried about, and
also some pics after the insulation guys got done.

Hole in breakfast ceiling

Beam in the garage

sliding glass door with track not laying flush

Hole in corner of the garage

Kitchen and breakfast room with insulation and drywall

Family room

Stone delivered

Our PM told us that our siding was suppose to arrive on the 27th and that they should start siding that day or the next.  We were excited and drove back to the house on the 28th hoping to see our siding but it had not yet been delievered, so hopefully on Monday.... We walked through the house again and saw that insulation had been installed and that the drywall had been dropped off.  We are excited and can't wait to see the progress made this week!! :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

We have a roof and windows

This week they finished framing and installed the plumbing and duct work, the PM said we should have the basement floor poured by the end of the week.  Today they poured the garage floor.

Tuesday July 17th, we have shingles
Framing complete, we have windows

Saturday, July 14, 2012

We have progress

Framing started on Monday July 9th. On Friday we stopped by the house and here is what we got to see, the house is almost completly framed and we have a roof.

                                                          The morning room
                                                                 The back

 We are getting excited now and cant wait for drywall.

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2nd, lumber has arrived, now let the framing begin

Our lumber arrived today and we can't wait for the framing to begin. Our PM says that the framing should start sometime this week but also advised that the underground plumbing was finished today. Here's some pic's. We will take more as soon as the framing begins!!!