Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Floor Framing

The crew has been framing the first floor the past few days.  There is a lot of hardware that gets installed which makes the floor framing take longer.  The perimeter beams are on top of the anchor bolts and needed to be notched at each location.  And the Structural Engineer is calling out for a lot of "hold downs."  The hold downs are heavy steel anchors that get bolted to the sole plate and beams so that they all move together in case of an earthquake.  That is probably the biggest difference between the older houses and the ones that go up today.  

view from crawl space below

floor framed...

Lower Level Floor Plan

Upper Level Floor Plan

The crew has also been stacking up the materials  that are going to be hauled from the site....

and finally...the big pile gets thrown over the side of the garage via a ramp to the hauling truck waiting below...yay!


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