The last update was exactly 2 weeks ago, but it certainly doesn’t feel that long. When the your elbow deep in scheduling and coordinating work among 4 or 5 trades at the same time, the days and weeks can go by pretty fast. But being busy means much progress has been made. We’ve now passed our mechanical (HVAC) and plumbing inspections and the electrical inspection is scheduled for tomorrow. Also, the post-tension foundation cables have been stressed and are now waiting for the engineer inspection. Some more details on some of those items below:
1. Plumbing Rough-in
2. Electrical Rough-in
Getting power to the house involves physically finding a way to get a cable from the electrical pole all the way to the meter can installed on the side of the house. Since installing the meter right at the front would be real ugly and a big turn off for any buyers, we are putting it towards the back, behind the front door. That requires digging a trench from the electric pole all the way to the meter location and laying conduit.
3. Post-Tension Cable Stressing
No, not the insect. Nor am I referring to the sport enjoyed by the English, Indians, and Caribbean nations with rules I will never understand. These are small pop-up peaks created on a surface to direct water where you want it to go. In this case, we have 2 balconies with what are called “scuppers,” a fancy word for a hole in a wall for water to shoot out of. The hole and all corners where wall meets floor will be lined in metal flashing to water proof the joints and a water proofing fluid sprayed over everything. This area was like a bath tub during a recent heavy rain event. Boy, was I glad to see these get put in!