Category Archives: Basement

We Have Steel

We Have Steel

We have steel and it was hand delivered by Colin.  The fact that United Riggers and Erectors is giving us any time of day for such a small project is solely due to the engineer’s charm. They also built our steel rail on the breezeway. READ MORE

Basement Walls

Basement Walls

Despite pleading and offers of extra cash, the concrete guys won’t leave the forms on over the weekend. 24 hours and they’re off to another project, baby. If there’s one thing we’ve learned on this project, it’s that there’s the science, there’s the reality,  and there’s always some inventor who has created a solution when the… READ MORE

Footing Drain

Footing Drain

Getting the footing drains in was a bit of a mad dash. It’s far easier to do before the walls are up, as the stone can just be shovelled over the footings and not hauled up and over the walls.  Of course, the engineer had to do this himself. He’s a drainage guy, he does floodplain… READ MORE