Thursday, March 13, 2014

Home Builiding in Granbury

March 5: Walls up, roof with shingles on and windows in
Our RV travel has come to a halt for now in Granbury, TX where we are building a "stick and brick" home.  We found a good builder with a lot and floor plan perfect for us so it is a great match.  We are staying in an RV Park in Granbury so we can watch the process.  All the paperwork and permitting seemed to take forever but then the actual construction started and hasn't been slowed very much by the Winter weather.  Following are some of the 200 photos of the process so far.

Jan 18:  Lot cleared and mostly level, foundation forms installed
Feb 20: Trenches were dug, sewer and vent lines installed, those trenches covered, more trenches dug for the tension system foundation, black plastic stuff covered all that then the tension cables installed

Feb 27: Concrete poured and spread

Feb 28: Framing going up.  Looks more like a house shape

Mar 1: Roof ridge pole is installed in mid-air

Mar 1: Framed and ready to install roof decking

Mar 6: Roof decking crew worked so fast.  It was fascinating to watch the jigsaw puzzle fitting in of pieces.

Mar 6: Black paper and shingles spread across the roof.
Mar 12: Once the roof was on the plumbing, HVAC (heat, ventilation and air conditioning), and electrical were installed.  This photo shows the attic over the mud room where the HVAC system is and the spider web of ducting.
Yesterday stacks of sheetrock and bricks were delivered.  Not quite ready for move-in but it is getting there.