Saturday, August 4, 2012

New window openings framed.

All of  the siding removed and getting ready to cut in the new window openings.
New window openings complete on South side and East gable end.

North wall with garage doors and West gable end.  The tall skinny door on the gable end is 7 ft. tall and will also have a  transom above.  You will step out on to a 7' x 24' steel balcony.  The lift parked in the driveway was incredibly helpful for putting up all of that wall sheathing by myself!

 View to west before framing the new window openings. Notice the new subfloor throughout.  All of the old floor boards were removed and will be cleaned up and reused somewhere in the barn.

View to West with new window openings framed.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Removing the Siding

 Interior looking East
 Interior looking West with siding removed

 The siding on the west and South was not worth saving

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Basement framing and LOTS of fill

 I framed and sheathed the basement walls (pretty good for a guy working  alone!) and ran the excavator for a week.  I lucked out as the fire station project just down the road generated something like 3500 yards of fill that they needed to dump nearby and I needed to improve the grading on this difficult site. That is 250 tandem loads of free fill!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Steel complete and slab prep

 Steel work is complete and the building has been lowered on to new beams with large wood (PSL) posts under West gable.  These posts will support a steel balcony and allowed us to lower the building without having to frame all of the walls.  Under slab drain lines will be covered with more stone and insulation installed prior to pouring slab.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Permanent steel beams

 New steel beams that will support the Barn and allow for parking underneath being slid in alongside the temporary beams used to move the barn.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Retaining walls and backfill

 Walls poured (the old foundation wall will remain and be below grade) and water line installed in sand.
 We are building retaining walls with concrete waste blocks now so that we can backfill the foundation and clean up the site before the permanent steel beams are installed.