Monday, January 3, 2011

Construction Update January 3, 2011

La Fortuna, Renton
The foundation contractor will be pouring the walls on Monday or Tuesday and will need several days to remove the form boards. When they are done we will put in the footing and downspout drains, then backfill. After the backfill we will trench out for electrical conduits, sewer lines and water.

Volunteer days start on 12 January.

Work the week of Janury 3-7, 2011: footing drains and site work.

Magnolia Village, Issaquah Highlands
Even with snow and freezing weather, we made progress this week. In the mornings we use a propane torch to thaw out the locks and put out ice melt on the worst patches. One day we shoveled snow off the scaffolding so we could put up housewrap. The roofing is completed on Unit 4, but got postponed on Unit 3 because of the snow. We are building more scaffolding because we can get planks without ice from the stack. Sometimes we have to use the torch to thaw the moving parts on the scaffold frames. Last Thursday we put the sheetrock in the attic on the party wall gable truss (a 3 person job) with 8 volunteers and 2 Americorps. Unit 3 will have a shearwall reinspection on Tuesday and we can start housewrap on Wednesday. Siding is ordered for delivery next week. 

Work the week of January 3-7, 2011 will include: housewrap, windows, sheetrock in the attic, trim boards, and siding.