Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Breaking the Mold

The concrete is I am sure not fully cured, but it is still amazing how quick it sets to hold its own weight.  The walls were poured yesterday and here they are with the molds off today. 

There are probably more pictures here than what people want to flip through, but hey, this is for my reference too so I hope people will bear with me!
 















7 comments:

  1. looks good. I find myself sitting in the drive or on the porch damn near daily. You will love the porch. You may want to brainstorm this a bit, but I sit on my porch wishing I ran a smurf tube to an outlet box in the porch "attic" so that I could run a speaker to it.

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    1. That is an interesting thought.

      Could you run the wire down the 3rd bedroom wall is next to the hallway and then cut over into that opening above the porch? You might be able to snake it through without the smurf tube still.

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    2. is all that really worth it when you could just go wireless? seems like a lot of effort. remember the porch roofs are added on to the foyer after the house is built, there are no cavities to get through post build.

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  2. You don't have the faux brick walls? Interesting. We are even building in the same state.

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    1. Yeah, would have kind of liked that but I noticed that they were not doing it for the other homes in the subdivision so I let it go.

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    2. That's ok. If you like getting your hands dirty and learning new things, it's not that hard to do. I put my own stone on my current home and although it took a little while (learning curve because stone is much harder because it doesn't stack and the variable shapes present a fun challenge) I have a really cool stone front now. It takes some time but in the end you will get to say " I DID THAT!" with a big grin on your face. Maybe you could have a brick laying party? Ha ha. I'll stop now.

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