In addition, there was work done to finish up the HVAC and plumbing in preparation for the rough-in inspection for framing, HVAC, plumbing and electrical which is scheduled for Monday. The framing crew also worked on the soffit, facia, frieze board, and walls/ceiling of the garage. We haven't taken pictures since they got the walls up on the garage which changes the look significantly and it becomes a very gray house now. One thing we did notice is there's a perfect space at the inside of the garage where the roof meets the soffit that allows for birds and bats to enter the overhead space of the garage so we'll be blocking all that up with either netting or blocks. It isn't that we don't want to provide a home for the bats but their droppings would make a nasty mess of that overhead space. We'll build bat houses for around the property at a later date (the framing crew did have a bat fly out from under the soffit one day while they were working.
|Here's the view of the front of the house before the grading was completed on Monday|
|That's a pile of 18.5 tons of rip-rap for the erosion control along the South side of the cleared area.|
|You can see the slope has been cut away slightly here - that was in preparation to remove the posts for the silt fence and then the silt fence.|
|This is the final grading completed viewed from the opposite side of the clearing. Note that rip-rap is now placed to slow any water flow that may occur but on Tuesday there was little to no erosion from the rains.|
|A little more progress made on the retaining wall - you can see a small bit of the "recurve" where the wall curves back into the hillside where it will terminate.|
|Another view of the back of the house after the clearing - you can see the two ERV ducts on either side of the opening in the walk-out basement.|