Thursday, December 10, 2009

piers drilled and poured

the ground has now officially been "broken" with the drilling and pouring of the piers for the foundation. there will be a total of 50+ piers drilled, hopefully making this foundation one for the ages. the houston soil can reek havoc on a home with a slab on grade. hopefully this will prevent the great expansion of the soil from shifting the foundation!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

permit in hand - let the good times roll

above: view from front entry
above: view from back northwest corner
above: view from north to south looking down toward front door

above: view into garage

we were able to secure the building permit this week, and have begun laying out the foundation. the foundation envelope is done (see below pics) and will hopefully be able to drill the piers this coming week. we actually had snow this past friday, but it appears the workers worked through that. we have several decision to make now that the foundation is on its way, including: windows, exterior, beams, etc.