Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

It's been awhile since my last post and a lot has happened - some good and some not so good.

Drilling the three wells for the geo-thermal heating and cooling system.

Molly thinks Daisy makes a good pillow. Daisy is simply tolerating the situation.

Shingles are now on the entire structure.

 Here comes the not-so-good.  One day Doug noticed the foundation for the greenhouse didn't quite look right. He checked the blueprint and sure enough, the foundation was wrong.  The crew that laid out the wooden forms for the concrete footings and foundation did not read the blueprint correctly. Our greenhouse was not going to fit.  Trying to make the necessary changes to the greenhouse would make the finished structure look as though it had been patched not to mention the additional $4,700 cost.  The concrete company chose to rip out the entire foundation and floor and rebuild the entire structure. Since the original had been poured right along with the house and since all the wiring from the house to the geo-thermal had already been put in place under this structure tremendous care had to be taken to do it right. Our contractor and the concrete company's supervisor as well as Doug were directly involved in the entire destruction process.  Our contractor is below in the khaki shirt, shorts and knee pads; the concrete company's supervisor is in red. 

It's all gone now. The incorrect footings are 42" down and will remain while the new and corrected footings will be poured inside the wrong ones. They will begin a new pour sometime????


  1. Ooooh Lindy! I am so feeling your pain!!! We went through this with our garage flooring and they had to remove almost half of the pad. NOBODY was happy that day. :( I am so sorry you had to go through this. ~ Lynda

  2. Thanks, Lynda. The concrete people cam yesterday and poured the new and correct footings. Sometime after those are good and hard they will pour the foundation walls - again. :D. Then sometime after that - another floor will be poured. Ay carumba! What happened that your garage floor needed to be partially ripped up and redone? There were no smiling faces around here the day they ripped out our concrete.