Monthly Archives: December 2010

Floor plan

Now that we’re into the framing phase of the project, let’s take a look at the floor plan – a.k.a. “the vision”: The basement is about 15 feet wide by 37 feet long – just over 500 square feet in … Continue reading

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Framing and “the jog”

The framing is now underway. Some complications have arisen. One involves the sump pump – a necessary part of the drainage system, but something we didn’t precisely factor into the plans. The sump pump needs to be accessible in case … Continue reading

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Subflooring

I stayed home from work with a cold yesterday and got to witness the arrival of the cement truck. Like the gravel before it, the cement had to enter the basement through the little side window. Then the guys spread … Continue reading

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Gravel pit!

Woo hoo! The basement has been transformed from a mud pit to a gravel pit! A truckload of gravel got dumped in front of the house. The guys used the Bobcat to push the gravel into the basement through the … Continue reading

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Drains! Drains!

Exciting new developments to report. Now that the underpinning is done, we’re finally moving on to the next phase. The new sewage pipe has been laid. It connects to an ejector pump that will push all the, er, crap up … Continue reading

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Underpinning – done!

The last sections of the foundation have been underpinned. I no longer feel like I need to tread carefully upstairs for fear of the house collapsing!

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