Over the last few weeks, it has been my house that has demanded most of my attention. With my Dad not wanting to live on his own in the near future, my husband and I decided to add two additions to our house. The front addition will add an in-law suite for my Dad and a guest bedroom to our second floor. The rear addition is to enlarge our great room. We started with the rear addition and took hundreds of photos. Here are a few photos from the last 5 weeks.
This is how it looked when the basement was dug out and the opening cut into the
existing basement wall.
Next forms were built and cement poured for the basement footings.
One week after they first started to dig the basement , the brick layers arrived to build the block wall. The wall was then sealed, wrapped in a waterproofing membrane, and back filled with sand.
Then over the next 2 days the framers framed up the floor and walls.
The beam to support the roof was also installed on the second day.
This is a view from the inside with the old roof ripped off. They did tarp it for over night, just in case of rain and to keep out any four legged guests.
This is how the rear of the house looked with the walls and roof. Next the patio door and window were relocated to the new outer wall.
Lastly David and I, with the help of our son, covered the walls with builders wrap. For now the rear addition is on hold until the front addition is in the same stage of completion. Then the roofers, brick layers and stucco guys will come in and compete the exterior.
If you are interested in the progress, let me know and I'll follow up with the front addition in a few weeks.