Brick by brick my good citizens. Construction: days 3, 4, and 5

Construction continues on the addition despite the frigid conditions.  We’ve had a couple of rain delays, but progress is slowly being made.  To date, the footings have been poured, the main posts have been set, the new stairs have been framed up, the landing slab for the stairs has been poured, and we have the beginnings of a knee wall.  The weather has been really crappy, but the crew plows through like the pros they are.  It doesn’t look like much has been accomplished, but here are a few photos from days 3, 4, and 5.

The pile of tools that currently resides out my back door.

Day 3 - Demolition is done - this was what was left of the old set of stairs and landing area.
Day 3 - The final stages of demolition are done - this is all that was left of the old stairs and landing.

New footings for the main support posts.
Day 3 - The new footings have been poured for the main support posts.
Day 3 - The support slabs for the landing on the new stairs.
Day 3 - The support slabs for the new stairs and landing.
Day 4 - The stair treads are embedded into the concrete landing slab.  Now that's safety!
Day 4 - The new stair treads are embedded in the concrete slab. Talk about safety!
Day 5 - Perminent support posts have been set and the beginings of a knee wall take shape.
Day 5 - The perminent support posts are in place and the knee wall begins to take shape.
Day 5 - The inside view. The doorways should be framed up today.

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2 thoughts on “Brick by brick my good citizens. Construction: days 3, 4, and 5

  1. Susan Lanphere

    Really? Wood embedded in concrete–has it failed yet? Wood should never be in direct contact with concrete–PT gains time, but won’t prevent a failure…

    1. To my knowledge the wood has not failed yet, but we sold the house about 5 years ago. All I can say is, different construction methods for different regions of the US. I’m not an engineer, I leave that to the professionals.

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