Thursday, August 29, 2013

Days 28-31: Brick to grade finished

We have had great weather all week, I was expecting to see some beams, maybe the start to some framing but when I drove up I didn't see any of that. I'm a little bummed, but there is nothing I can do about it. The "brickers" finished the brick to grade and I didn't expect to see some brick around the back of the house...

From the back, you can see the line of brick, it really gives it a finished look

Close up from the left side

The French drain is stuffed with red mud, I hope that's cleaned out soon

From left corner to right corner

Scary stoop picture, it's about 11 feet down, crazy :/

This was the last area they bricked, still needs to be backfilled

From the front
So, once again...rough in for plumbing is next as well as pouring the cement in the driveway, stoop and basement. Then FRAMING. I can not wait to see some structure. I will say that while staring at the basement from the back, it still looked really small. But, when I actually walked through and visualized where rooms would be, it felt bigger. Hopefully my next blog post will show something more fun to stare at :)


  1. lookin good! They started framing ours on Tuesday, haven't posted sbout it yet though.

    1. I'm so jealous! I can't wait to see pictures!

  2. Something to consider... Since you guys are building a custom home try to get a foundation wrap, instead of just painting the foundation with tar for water proofing.

    Foundation wrap picture: (

    1. Thanks for the picture! I expected to get that wrap but we also weren't asked or given the option to have the wrap! I've heard the tar is effective, and I hope so since it's too late to change now!