The renovation on my house thread.

Discussion in 'V8stangman's Website Forum' started by V8stangman, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. This is the reason why I put on hold the purchase of a muscle car. I'm doing some renovations on my house. What it's being done is that I'm adding another bedroom and at the same time extending the dining room. And also, there was a big ditch in my backyard and I installed a 36 inches diameter pipe and took the extra dirt for the basement to be added on top of the pipes.
  2. First, this is how the back of my house looks like, minus the goddam snow that I hate!
  3. Pic of that 36 inches pipe that's covered with some dirt.
  4. Needed some heavy machinery! Luckily for me, a good friend owns this.
  5. Needed some heavy machinery! Luckily for me, a good friend owns this.
  6. I took out the rear deck, destroying it was quit amusing. My buddy digged behing my house and a contractor(sp?) did the fondation with cement. The left lower window will become a door.
  7. Filled it up with small rocks.
  8. The contractor put up some kind of a structure that is filled up with cement that will become the base of the extention on my house.
  9. In the basement, I openned up the wall that will become a door. With my surprise, there's some plumbing in the way!<A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
  10. No worries, a trip to the hardware store and voila!
  11. That's it so far. I'll keep on updating this as the work moves along.
  12. Today, the wooden structure was removed, and a layer of black tar was added to the base of the cement walls. That protects it when its underground.

    Also, the door to have access to the basement was done.
  13. nice man. that's quite some extra space youll be getting <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  14. you have to be really careful with those slideing doors that go to no where when you're drinking.
  15. Yeah, 16 feet wide by 20 feet depth.
  16. Now, all the earth, soil, dirt, whatever you called it was added back next the the cement fondation and isolating foam was installed inside of it. also the cement block inside the fondation was removed. That black plastic pipe or tubing was added for the gutters.
  17. Now, I started with the floor.
  18. Looks good.
    You doing most of the work yourself, or you have a contractor?
  19. Myself with a contractor.
  20. I took off most of the aluminium siding on the house today. This was needed to be done because the wall will be connected on the house and at the same time, I'll replace it with new ones because it got some damaged on it from the 1998 Ice storm.
  21. Now, all the walls were put up and the openning for the windows, AC unit and patio door are also done.
  22. And now, the roof is up!
  23. Get those lads to put up drywall and do the painting!

    That's what I had to do for my parent's reno <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  24. Their duty is to pick up the lumber and other debris around the house. Got to keep them busy.
  25. nice <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

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