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The House is Complete — Builder log .29

The House is Complete — Builder log .29

Picking up where I left off before I was sidetracked. The lawn is in and the plumbing and electrical inspections are complete, I can now set up the certificate of… Read more »

Code Enforcement — Builder log .28

Code Enforcement — Builder log .28

With lawn in and the plumbing and electrical inspections complete, I can now set up the certificate of occupancy (C. of O.) inspection. Let me step back from chronicling the… Read more »

Getting Close — Builder log .27

Getting Close — Builder log .27

 

 

 

“All Done Except” — Builder log .26

“All Done Except” — Builder log .26

Despite having work scopes that require 100% completion before payment, there are always thing that happen, or more apt; things that do not happen. Some contractor’s jobs are all done,… Read more »

Trim & Paint — Builder log .25

Trim & Paint — Builder log .25

We start the week with a delivery of the kitchen cabinets and vanities. The finish carpenter has been coordinated to install them. To install the kitchen cabinets, the carpenter relies upon… Read more »

Prime, Hardwood & Tile — Builder log .24

Prime, Hardwood & Tile — Builder log .24

The fast pace from the last couple of weeks has resulted in the drywall being complete (taping done). On the outside, the siding is complete on except for some backordered… Read more »

Outside Shaping Up — Builder log .23

Outside Shaping Up — Builder log .23

With the drywall finishers are working inside, Jenn contacts the tile company to confirm the customer has finalized selections and that the materials will be available in a week or… Read more »

Insulation and Sheetrock — Builder log .22

Insulation and Sheetrock — Builder log .22

Insulation With the air sealing complete and inspected, it is time to insulate.  I call the contractor and set up insulation.  The actual process takes about 1 ½ days. Anticipating… Read more »

Exterior Air Sealing — Builder log .21

Exterior Air Sealing — Builder log .21

The biggest components of exterior air sealing are the installation of the WRB (water resistive barrier) a.k.a. house wrap, a.k.a. Tyvek®, and adhesive window flashing. The WRB serves two main… Read more »

Interior Air Sealing — Builder log .20

Interior Air Sealing — Builder log .20

Energy Code The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2010) requires that certain and specific interior air sealing measures are utilized during construction to reduce the cost of… Read more »