Friday, November 13, 2009


This week we worked on insulating the house. (11/9 - 11/13)

-Monday: We added foam insulation to the sides of the house, the foam is 2" thick, and when added onto the ARXX blocks it gives us a total of 4" of insulation on the outside.

-Tuesday: Added Soprema water proof insulation on top of the foam to keep the water out.

-Wednesday: Veteran's Day, no school.

-Thursday: Added dimple matting on top of the waterproofing.

-Friday: Clean up day, made sure everything was ready for the snow that is scheduled for the weekend.

The foam insulation that was added to the sides.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stemwall Pour

Week (11/2 -11/6)

Monday: Today we put up scaffolding and added a railing for safety, cut re-bar that would later be placed in the stemwall for support, and made other preparations for pouring the stemwall.

Tuesday: Continued to cut the re-bar, put up some more turnbuckles to help keep the walls in place, put the last of the ARRX blocks on.

Wednesday: We made the Final preparations for the pour, we tied the re-bar inside the wall, tied the blocks down secure, and poured concrete today. Some of our crew stayed later to help finish the pour while the rest left.

Friday: cleanup, made sure our site was all nice and tidy so we could move on to the next step.