Quick Update: More Lumber & Waterproofing

While we had the initial delivery of lumber last week when floor framing started, now that the floor framing is almost complete, a new shipment of lumber has arrived on site.

What is all that lumber for? Plywood for floor sheathing to go on the floor framing, 2x4s for the walls, roof joists, rafters, etc. It's all here now.

What is all that lumber for? Plywood for floor sheathing to go on the floor framing, 2x4s for the walls, roof joists, rafters, etc. It's all here now.

After starting the job working overtime on Saturday, the guys came back to finish the rest of the crawl space including some of the more detailed areas like the posts and flood vents.

Here is a post that supports a floor girder. You can see how they've taped up the membrane where it breaks and around the post itself too. It's all pressure treated lumber at this point, so moisture passing thru is actually "o.k."

Here is a post that supports a floor girder. You can see how they've taped up the membrane where it breaks and around the post itself too. It's all pressure treated lumber at this point, so moisture passing thru is actually "o.k."

A typical flood vent opening. They use a crimped metal bar to secure and seal the membrane. A gum-like sticky glue is also used behind the membrane to hold it securely in place.

A typical flood vent opening. They use a crimped metal bar to secure and seal the membrane. A gum-like sticky glue is also used behind the membrane to hold it securely in place.

One of the things you notice when you're at a construction site more often than a typical owner, is how "messy" things can be. By this, I don't necessarily mean there are empty plastic water bottles and garbage being thrown around, but actual construction can be kind of messy. Sometimes, there are nails that partially stick out or that have been bent, wood splinters, and dirt in areas that will later need to be cleaned. This is also true in areas that won't be seen in the future. Just as we might use a less aesthetically pleasing grade of plywood sheathing in areas that will be covered up, construction can remain a little messy in areas that aren't going to be seen. Does it mean it won't be safe or perform up to par? No, but construction is a messy process probably far more so than most people realize because they typically only see the finished product and areas we want you to see. Inspections from the city ensure that things has been constructed properly and that they will hold up to the test of time and the elements.