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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 7/16/2016

Starting this past Wednesday, I had some tremendous help from my son-in-law from the Mutton Bustin project, and my brother-in-law. They have been helping to get the first section of exterior ready for back filling. Without them, I couldn't have done it. Too much work, too little time and most things that still needed to get done required three people.

First day was spent setting the French drain. A lot of digging and wheeling gravel around the house, but we got it done. The past three days we've been setting the peel-and-stick waterproofing and drainage plane, tedious but not nearly as hard work as the French drain. We should finish tomorrow and be ready for the excavator to back fill. That needs to be done before the third story is started as we need access from the back (higher) for the framer to get roof trusses in and very possibly for Concrete John, now that we are 26' off the lowest point. Looking at it from the top seems enormous.

The framer lent me a fellow to use for whatever I need him for, until the framer needs him back. The fellow is 69 years old and has done a lot of things in construction. I've started him on running the lath for the stone on the first floor and the stairwell. While the stone will arrive in a few weeks, he can run this and put the scratch coat on while wait for the stone. If the framer still doesn't need him, I'll see how well he is at setting stone. His cost is really reasonable.


the green is a primer for the peel and stick waterproofing. A pain to work with as it becomes very tacky as it dries, but acts like contact cement with the membrane which is in the background of the picture
Back wall with the first row of waterproofing membrane. That 89 feet seems like a mile when you are working it.
First row of drainage plane. It's a dimpled plastic sheet that has a tough geotextile fabric attached to the front side. It's attached to the wall after the membrane and allows water that contacts it to simply run to the French drain eliminating hydrostatic pressure.
Second story right side. The "shadow" on the lower section of wall is the metal lath for anchoring the stone.
Son-in-law and brother-in-law after a hard day.

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