What: We’re Unusual? So, it turns out that not only is the house unorthodox, but so are our procedures. It seems that most builders place and finish the concrete floors in the basement and garage after the roof is on. We’d like to do it before the framing for a couple reasons: it gives us […]
Archive | August, 2014
Backfilled! It is Starting to Look Like a House Now!
By Anne de Gobeo on August 8, 2014 in Building, Ecogen energy, EcoGenBuild
What a difference! All the clay that was excavated is now back up against the foundation, revealing contours for the final grade. It is beginning to take on the appearance of a house and the whole project seems much more tangible. After placing the exterior fill we installed hydronic loops inside the garage at footing […]
Prepping for back fill
By Anne de Gobeo on August 4, 2014 in Building, Ecogen energy, EcoGenBuild
The last week has been occupied with preparations to back fill the foundation. It’s been a long time since we first scraped back the earth to begin the excavation, but the length of time is not without good reason. The footings were complex, we installed a gravity drainage system to deal with the ground water […]