Sunday, August 29, 2010
And the drain... the project manager did notice it - the people who put in the french drain said that they replaced it. We dug it up Wednesday and it wasn't fixed. But, we have been promised it would be fixed Monday a.m. The same day the house arrives! Yippee! We can't wait! The neighbor's house arrived last week and is up already!
We head down to the Outer Banks this weekend for a week. I can't even believe how much work will be done in that much time. Wow!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Have been stopping up at the house every couple of days and have noticed a few things.
- There is some cracked block in the foundation that will be visible in the garage once the house is finished... it is also below where the beam will sit. There were also some pretty big seams (mortar) visible.
- Cracked pipe outside of the house - but they are still working on the pipe work. Will check that one out later today. Tooks lots of pictures.
- Lots of masonary blocks laying around in what will eventually be the concrete floor. My father in law (former inspector for these types of things) is not too pleased about that... as things settle, they will settle within the holes of the block and the block will break down... could cause cracking in concrete. Apparently this is something builders will often do?
Our project manager is awesome! My husband e-mailed him about the block defects and had a response within a day that he was aware of it already and they would be taken care of. Gives some peace of mind that he is on top of things (not that we doubted it :-)).
Can't wait to see what they have done the past couple of days. The neighbor's house arrived on Monday and I believe ours arrives next week. :-) If only we could be there when it arrives... We know the day, but apparently, it could arrive at any time during the day and we don't want to sit there and wait.
Wow, does that house look tiny with only the foundation on there. :-)
Our advice throughout this process (and from others who have built with ANY builder - I should point out, that this isn't just a Ryan recommendation, but even for custom builders)... stop by and see what's going on periodically (maybe not as often as we do)...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We have walls! Holy cow... imagine our surprise when we went up on Tuesday evening and this is what we saw - a mere 3 days after breaking ground! I am heading up tomorrow to show my mom... apparently the tar is up on the walls and they are starting to back fill. So much fun! I try to go up only every 2 or 3 days so more is done. :-)
Boy, does it look small though! I know it's the right house... but it sure doesn't seem like I can fit two cars in that garage...
Saturday, August 14, 2010
We met one set of neighbors that day and one set the next day when we went back to get the pictures (forgot the camera the first day)... what a great bunch of people! Can't wait for our house to be done!