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Posted by Mary in PA on 9/19/2010

Maybe it's not typical for a ‘shop’, but we provided Tyvek for the framer to install, including taping the seams to reduce air infiltration. This work proceeded pretty smoothly once we worked out with the framer the install details for the Tyvek, girts, (horizontal strapping for metal siding) and window/door flashing. We had a drawing done by a local designer in order to get our permit. But the drawing in no way attended to this level of construction detail, so these items were worked out on the fly, on site. The weather during this time was very hot and humid for our area and I have to commend the framer’s work ethic in staying focused and putting in long hard days.

 

As framing progressed, John and I turned our attention to hand-tamping the interior dirt pad as the first step toward pouring the slab. The excavator had done a good job of compacting most of it, but about five inches around the perimeter proved to be too narrow for their large machines, or even their little plate compactor, to really do a good job. We want the entire surface as well compacted as possible to properly support the slab. So every time we’ve gone to the site we did the following:

-         haul water in 5-gal buckets

-         pour water around the foundation to settle the dirt

-         hand-tamp until your arms are ready to fall off

-         add more subsoil from perc test pit (do not add topsoil)

-         repeat

This wasn’t my favorite job, but it was absolutely necessary for the sake of getting a quality base for the slab.

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South wall (July photo): Overhang shades windows. In winter, lower sun angle shines in and warms slab.
Girts in place
View of interior bracing



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