Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Firm Footing

Continuing from the previous post, there has been some progress on the house I am happy to say but I am eager for the house to finally be attached to the foundation.  Last weekend, I was rather worried after hearing news reports that Hurricane Hermine was making its way up the East Coast.  It would be a tropical storm by the time it would get to the New York / New Jersey area but with very strong wind gusts.  My house is up in mid-air just resting on beams, not attached to anything.  I had terrible visions of my house getting knocked off those beams.  Thank goodness that storm veered off course...whew!

So in this picture, you can see how much of the foundation has been built up thus far:


Hundreds of cinder blocks were used...



They started by creating footings:


Onto which the foundation would be built:



The house will have 6 supporting beams underneath which you see are being built here (the columns of cinder blocks):


The workers have completed most of the foundation and are now building wooden plates onto which the house will be attached to the foundation.  You can see the wooden planks on the top edge of the foundation:


So hopefully within the next week or two, my house will finally be attached to the foundation.  I will breathe a little easier when that happens!


14 comments:

  1. It must be crazy having your house up in the air that long! I'm glad the storm was nothing much. Hoping it's on firm foundation before our first good one comes along this year.

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    1. I believe the house will be attached to the foundation end of this week or beginning of next and so far, no indications of any major storms so I am happy about that.

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  2. This is so exciting. I'm happy for you. It's also the best "lost mojo" excuse I've ever heard. Love it and it makes me smile. Sewing will be back all in good time.

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    1. Ha - thank you! Welcome back Bunny - so glad to see you back active in the blogosphere.

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  3. What an upheaval for you and your family. But think of all that extra space you will have when they are done! Good luck Tomasa and glad to hear the hurricane didnt reach you.

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    1. Yes, this project has caused quite a few changes in our lives but it will be definitely worth it in the end not to have to worry every time there is a prediction of a tropical storm or hurricane. And yes, the extra space will be nice :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing, Tomasa. I hope you will be back soon. I always look forward to your next post. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you Eli cat! I will be posting again soon...

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  5. Thanks for sharing, this is really interesting. I can't wait to see how it'll look after it's done.

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    1. You are welcome! I look forward to seeing it all done too. The house is also going to get new vinyl siding so it will look much better.

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  6. Hope it all goes well and you can rest easy soon Tomasa. It was so nice to see you again in August!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was nice seeing you again too!

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