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.
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.
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.