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Home Addition - Construction Update 3

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  • Saturday, May 03 2008 @ 04:27 PM UTC
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More progress!

The contractors have cut away the existing roof to make room for the new roof connection.



Here is what $500 worth of fill dirt (sand) looks like:

Home Addition - Construction Update 2

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  • Thursday, April 24 2008 @ 10:50 PM UTC
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We have a new foundation slab!

But first, here are pictures of the extra structural mesh that is now buried in concrete. There are rods inside the old block wall that tie the existing house foundation to the new slab. Concrete was poured inside the existing block wall up to a height of about 10 feet at each of the tie-in locations. These features help with the stability and structural integrity of the slab.





The day of the pour!

The trucks brought concrete to this machine, which pumped it through a large black hose to the site in the back yard:

Home Addition - Construction Update 1

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  • Saturday, April 19 2008 @ 08:07 PM UTC
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We have been very pleased to see workers almost every day!

We have passed our first inspection and the foundation will be poured soon!



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Home Addition - Construction Begins!

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  • Saturday, April 12 2008 @ 12:36 AM UTC
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We have our permits and construction has finally begun! I can't believe we started this project back in 2006 and it is really underway.

Previous posts about our home addition project are Home Addition - New Floor Plan and Home Addition - floor plan.

The addition will be two rooms plus a bathroom for about 600 square feet of new space. We are also getting a new roof and new windows all around (energy efficient vinyl windows from Silver Line).


Here is the "before" picture, where the old aluminum window and the wooden deck are visible:



Our new dining room window has been installed, the heat pump has been moved, and demolition has begun:

Gators at Alachua Sink

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  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 @ 03:26 AM UTC
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When members of my family come to visit, we usually take a drive to Alachua Sink / La Chua Trail to look at the alligators. Notice something in the background?



Here is a closeup:




The water level was really low which tends to concentrate the gators in these few lake areas.

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