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Damn your guys move fast. How many guys are on their crew?
 
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Looks like your excavation contractor knows what he is doing.

Project is moving right along and looks good.



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3 guys doing the framing today. Maybe 4 yesterday. As I said they are a family of builders. Multiple generations from Finland. The seller/builder and the guys all sort of have that Yooper accent. The guys framing today are the young ones. Probably been in construction since they were 12.

Old rugged cross: The guy that did the excavating is the guy selling the house. Not much being subbed out.




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Here's one quick picture from today. They did not work Saturday. It was pretty cold out. They've reached the 2nd floor.





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Excellent fengshui working there. Love the kitchen.

A walk-out basement with a bathroom? The perfect get-away!
 
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Looks nice. I'm about to sign the contract for my house build. I'll be by the site every single day to photograph everything and be extremely observant and meticulous. The builder has no say in that. Wink

Mine will also be a hair under 2500sq ft (to avoid BS county water cistern regs), one story unless you count a rooftop deck above the covered patio. I can't wait for the process to start. We should break ground at the end of February or the beginning of March, so the weather out here should be very good.

Looks like a very nice location; how big? We got 5 acres on a cul-de-sac. Also, there is no HOA, only some basic covenants. How about in your neighborhood?

Also, it looks like most of the yard is sand. Is that the case? Seems odd.

Did you get a soils analysis prior to foundation work to get data about the proper compaction/backfill needed? That's pretty important out here, since most houses are build on slabs. I had a civil engineer come out to get samples for mine.


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Congratulations on using the ZIP System. It makes for a much better house.


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We have 7 acres. The sand was brought in. It’s not very deep. They put lots of gravel down around the foundation and then sand. I don’t know if they tested. They build to code. If they are great builders so I’m betting they did it right. There is drainage around the foundation.




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So they got a lot done today. Only 1 picture from the street as they were working on the roof. We didn't want to bother them. Snow coming Friday so I'm glad the roof is being done now.






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A couple from today. Outside framing is pretty much done. Roof wood is up.









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Have you considered a central vacuum system? If so now's the easy time to run the piping. I put one in and I'm so glad I did. http://www.centralvaccentral.com/centralvacsystems/


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It's crazy how fast this is going and glad you found builders that do it the way it should be done. Set a timeline and stick too it.

I've never had more than a garage built and it about killed me with how slow the progress was. I couldn't imagine doing a house when I look around locally and see how long it takes some of them to get done.
 
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its cool to see, thanks for sharing, I've built one house, the others I bought done, my dad built 5 homes when we were growing up, we moved every couple of years.

Yeah with the snow coming the contractors want to get under roof, seal the windows and crank up the propane heaters LOL



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Great thread. I keep coming back to the forum just to see if it's been updated.
 
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Thanks guys. Interestingly there are a few houses near my current place that have been under construction for 6 months and still have no roof. I'm amazed how slow many builders are.

(oh and I have no interest in central vacuum, friends have it and I'm not a fan).




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Got a video from a friend that stopped by for me. You can see they are preparing for the snow, windows boarded up or plastic in place, at least downstairs. They were still inside working.





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Those guys are almost as fast as the Amish putting up a barn!


 
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Roof going on before the snow. Windows look like they are ready to install also.






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Holy cow this thing is moving fast!!

Have you considered procuring some LED christmas lights now and getting them to staple 'em up for you, so they'll be OEM? Just a thought.... Razz


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It's looking good.

My wife and I built this house in 2015. I have to warn you, nothing will test the relationship more than going through a construction project. There are so many things to pick out and choose that you can get overwhelmed and argue about it.




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