Saturday, September 10, 2011
You can see tire treads in the shadow from a huge crane truck that came to deliver our truss joists and beams.
I called Home Hardware here on Mayne Island and asked if they might be able to help us with a smaller delivery truck. Yes they could... but their truck was out doing deliveries right at the moment. They were not sure when it would be back.
So I called Home Hardware again and Rob suggested we unload the product in their yard and they would bring it up next week. Sean jumped all over it... and I headed home for a late, late lunch.
Now for the weekly construction update.
See how nice the concrete conforms to the paved driveway? Pretty nice, eh? The 2x6 sole plate is tight to the inside of the foundation allowing 2-1/2 inches ledge for rock facing on the closet walls.
I also added two more anchor bolts on Friday. The engineer was here again on Thursday and caught an oversight I made. I failed to see that one section of the wall closest to the entrance needed to have anchor bolts on 16 inch centre... not 32 inches like all the rest. So Shirley picked up a couple of wedge anchors in Victoria on Thursday afternoon and I drilled into the concrete and pounded them in... then tightened the nut. Works great!
Shirley posted several photos of the work in progress during the week. Check out her blog... click here.
Nest week you will see lots of wood and a few beams set in place. Hopefully we can make some serious progress.