Monday, February 25, 2013

2/25/2013 Well, we are finding out what makes a Deltec such a strong home

2/25/2013
Well, we are finding out what makes a Deltec such a strong home today.  My builder said he's never seen so many braces, gussets, plates, and fasteners as on this house.  He says if we ever get enough wind to blow it over, it will be torn from the ground with the basement still attached.  Now that's saying something!  We hammered so many nails through metal today, my arm is numb.  Also finally removed the temporary center post and all the the temporary wall braces to open up the whole inside of the structure.  The final layer of sub floor was finished, and the main level patio door was installed.
The temporary heater I put in the basement isn't proving effective in removing the frost level in the ground, so we have a huge temporary furnace coming in Wednesday, along with a temp propane tank to feed it.  That should thaw out the basement in a hurry.  Tomorrow interior walls start going up and the roofer is coming in to start shingling.  Stand back folks, we're making some measurable progress now!

Metal fasteners everywhere, and this is just the garage.  There are many times this in the main house.

Second and final layer of sub floor.

Prepping the sill for installation of the patio door.