Day 43: Thursday, May 30th, 2013:
Absolutely nothing going on our house.
Day 44: Friday, May 31st, 2013:
Very little happened in the house from a construction stand point. The plumbers came by and did a few punch list items and inserted a few new problems.
Gas Line Inspection:
The gas line inspection was conducted earlier in the afternoon and passed...Yeah!
We did our Pre-Drywall meeting (technically the Pre-Pre-Drywall meeting. I explain later.) after the gas line inspection (but before the framing inspection). Overall it went well. We've been so involved in the process there wasn't much to really talk about that we hadn't already identified.
There were some items I pointed out a few weeks ago that hadn't been taken care of yet and the plumbers put in some new problems that have to be addressed. All in all it went well.
Silver lining #1. We are getting a set of attic stairs in one of our bedrooms leading to our attic furnace. We were not expecting this but it looks like they have had a lot of issues with homeowners not changing filters and it has been costing them a lot more than the stairs cost. A preventative measure for them and a win for me.
Silver lining #2. One thing I was really happy about was that the PM and Asst PM went in and really cleaned the house top to bottom. It looked really good and I'm happy about not having
Framing Inspection Attempt #2:
As we were finishing up our pre-drywall meeting the county inspector showed up. I was able to be a fly on the wall to see how the inspection went. Overall went well, expect for it failing. It was a fair inspection and the items he identified were legitimate. There were some nailing patterns and bracing required in the roofing system that were not done. We have to get re-inspected and because this inspection was so late in the day, the earliest they could come back out is next Tuesday. This is exactly what I was ranting about earlier and what I knew was going to happen.
The silver lining #3. Because it is in the truss system (where no insulation goes), it isn't going to delay insulation but will delay sheet rock 2 days. Actually if we would have passed this inspection 2 days ago, we would be drywalling this weekend... that's another rant for another time.
Soft Closing date...
Normally they don't do the pre-drywall meeting until after the framing inspection is done and the house is insulated. My spouse is going to be out of town next week so we did a preliminary inspection today and I'm going to do the final next week. The PM wouldn't give us a hard date because the framing inspection hadn't passed and the insulation wasn't done. He did say he is confident he can do our Pre-settlement walk-thru on Wednesday, July 24th and our closing would be Friday, July 26th. This is 1 day later than we were told during our pre-construction meeting which from a Programmatic standpoint is pretty good. From our perspective, asking for a few days to the good and actually losing a day, we aren't jumping up and down. I'm going to be optimistic and grateful it didn't slide more to the right.
A look ahead:
- Saturday/Sunday, June 1/2, 2013: Insulation
- Monday, June 3, 2013: Punch list from Framing Inspection and Pre-drywall
- Monday, June 3, 2013: Drywall should be delivered
- Tuesday, June 4, 2013: Framing Inspection Attempt #3
- Tuesday, June 4, 2013: Masons are supposed to start Monday or Tuesday
- Wednesday, June 5, 2013: Hopefully sheet rock begins
The dirt mound in front of our house was taken away. Still have the dirt in the back but there is still a bit of grading that will have to happen back there.
The shower seat in the Owner's suite, was built too wide and it pushed the shower pan out passed the side wall. The pan had to be pulled out, the seat rebuilt and the pan reset in concrete.
All the holes where the plumbing went from one floor to another, had to be filled with expanding foam.
|Dirt Mound Gone.|
|Another shot. That is Masons Sand for the Siding.|
|Expanding foam. This is to prevent a fire from spreading between floors|
(It would still spread, just not as fast)
|I had posted where I had a strange sideways outlet in my dining room (see below)|
So the cryptic note on the studs in my dining room and the fact that the electricians had mounted a random outlet at eye level sideways in the wall...had me puzzled??? What had happened was that the PM automatically has the electricians drop the outlets down and turns them sideways where you have paneling installed. This prevents having to come back and move outlets later. A Veteran move but not understood by the electricians (or me apparently).
|The plumbers fixed one problem here but created another one for the electricians|