Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pre-Construction & Footers!

Once I got over the lack of communication regarding groundbreaking, I was excited to check out our enormous hole!  The size was overwhelming, but we learned they dig an extra three feet on every side so there is room for the workers to put the foundation forms into place.  Here it is:

View from the back of our lot

Standing in the garage

On Monday evening we met with our SR, PM and assistant PM for our pre-construction meeting.  Our PM has been doing his job for 12 years which eases some of the anxiety I have in general about the process.  He was thorough and welcomed questions and concerns.  We reviewed our options, upgrades and color selections and discussed the locations of cable/phone, security and electrical options (ceiling fan rough-in and outlet locations).  We discussed our timeline and how we would communicate throughout the process.  Our lumber is scheduled to arrive on March 7th and our pre-drywall is tentatively scheduled for March 14th.  The home should be complete during the week of Memorial Day and closing will be June 1st.  PM plans to update us weekly or bi-weekly depending on what is happening at the house.  He welcomed us to visit daily, which we plan to do.  Lastly, we walked the around our giant hole and talked about draining, swales and grading.  When we left I was a big ball of nervous excitement!

The next day, Tuesday, we saw this:

They are pouring our footers!

And on Wednesday we admired this:

There was no action on lot 403 today.  We assume they'll allow the footers to cure for a few days before they place the forms for the foundation.  So hard to believe there will be a house here in a matter of weeks!

P.S.  We just passed the 100 day mark on our countdown!  98 more to go!


  1. Congratulations we did our Pre construction meeting yesterday, look forward to seeing your progress.

  2. Congratulations! They're really making progress!

  3. You are going to be surprised how fast they pour those walls - and remove those reinforcements! Congratulations on the dig and pour. :)

  4. Congrats! We had some freak snow here at the beginning of the week so that moves us a little behind you, cant wait to join the "we have a hole club" :)

  5. Glad to hear that your PM eased some of your concerns. They were certainly valid since they dug without telling you! We will also be joining the "we have a hole" club next week. Yay!

  6. Amazing. Hope the weather continues to cooperate until the roof is up!

  7. Congrats! It might not seem like it now, but you'll be in there before you know it.