Tag Archives: ROCKWOOL

Reaching for the stars!

Hey folks, Cannot believe how quickly time flies. Already been 3 weeks since my last posting, so lets catch up. No further backfill operations have been completed.  I am still waiting for more soil.  I need to wait until Diamond … Continue reading

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Steady Progress

I just love times where construction actually goes according to plan.  They have been so few and far between in my experience, that when they do happen, it just makes life good. Such is the current situation with the garage … Continue reading

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Lost Track

The last week has progressed well.  It has been reasonably dry and I was able to get a lot of the backfill complete.  The back west wall is almost complete (put it aside to do other weather dependent things).  Mr. … Continue reading

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In the name of Science

Well. I am extremely grateful I moved Alfie to the back yard last Friday as by Saturday AM, about 4ft of the back-filled south bank had caved in.  If Alfie was still on the front bank, I would have had … Continue reading

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Alfie goes for a stroll – At last!

Well, it has been exactly 13 months since Alfie was banished from the back yard due to the excavation activities last September 2014.  Today, Alfie was once again able to stroll into  the back yard (ok – it was more … Continue reading

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Uncompacted Schedule

Well, I continue to be wildly optimistic in my backfill schedule. Even with assistance, this process is taking a LONG time. I can certainly understand why NO ONE does this in residential construction. I have averaged only one lineal ft … Continue reading

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Water Leak – ✔

Well, I have not progressed yet to the backfill stage, but a lot has been accomplished. When I hoped for backfill operations last Friday, I did not account for how many operations had to be completed first and my significantly … Continue reading

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Coming out of the hole.

Sorry folks – I know it has been a while since the last update.  To be frank, I have been in a funk and have had a lot on my plate!  Lets bring you up to speed. On July 28th … Continue reading

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Transition

It actually has been a productive week despite my continued exhaustion (I have not slept through the night since breaking my shoulder 7 weeks ago). I finished repairing the bag footings by Tuesday (ahead of the schedule I had set … Continue reading

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I’m Floored!

Despite being one armed for the last 4 weeks, I have been able to progress the build enough to start laying down the floor deck and placed the first 4 sheets today! Since your last visit the following tasks were … Continue reading

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Framing has commenced!!!

Well, against all odds, I framed a wall today! I know, not very impressive really – but I did it with only one working arm. Today’s activities were preceded by the precise measurement of the foundation walls and top curb … Continue reading

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Relief!

Yesterday the foundations were poured and I am relieved on so many levels. 1) Last Oct/Nov – I would have never imagined that my back would have held out while I installed the 50-100 lb ICF blocks (depending on water … Continue reading

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