end of cul de sac - land is on the right end
facing south toward the cul de sac
Joe the excavator
before the driveway went in
cutting in the driveway
facing south by end of garage
drive going up to garage
more driveway with ramp for the heavy equipment to the right
drive out to cul de sac
poplar grove in front of house facing north
east lot line with spruce planted in 1983
starting the dig
Joe hard at work
after the rain
basement facing west
steps to the basement dug
I never thought a hole in the ground could be so pretty!
my foundation guys - Coello and Assoc.
the concrete trucks
the footings are poured and form-a-drain put in
the wall forms are ready and waiting
footings in front of house
wall forms go up
wall forms up and braced around house/garage
concrete is poured into wall forms
concrete is pumped into wall forms from a large truck
walls are poured and braced
poured walls are braced and now must cure
poured walls will have brick pattern on the inside wall
walls braced inside and out
forms come off - garage area shown
foam insulation board is applied to walls
basement windows on west end - 2 ft. exposure for light in basement
haunches on front of house for porch support
close-up of poured-in-place basement window (36" x 16")
putting stone in garage floor
good slope away from foundation
blue pipe was put under foundation into the basement for the well
kennel area off garage which will be covered by a roof
Pal Steel truck preparing to set the beam.
beam that spans the width of the house is set.
main beam is set and adjusted
setting the supporting poles
making sure it's straight
preparing to set the 2nd beam
setting the 2nd beam
untying the ropes
walking the steel "tightrope"
wood is delivered
sill plate is attached to foundation
Floor deck is built
Nothing to do with the construction, geese on the pond at Mukwonago Park. A nice place to walk the dogs after a stressful day of home building.
Garage - north wall
Deck is built, sides are going up.
Back of the house, on left the patio door opening, on right the dining room window
front spare bedroom facing south
the garage with the kennel yard door on right
Back of house facing north
back of house, kennel yard with door
Back and west side of house (from the inside)
3 car garage
front view of house with garage facing slightly SE (canted)
west side with 2 ft. exposure and basement windows
back of house, large opening is patio door
garage service door, ladder is in kennel yard
kennel yard w/door, my bedroom window on right.
laundry room window facing south
dinette window facing southeast
spare bedroom window facing southeast
my bedroom window facing north
door from laundry room to kitchen
inside of house looking out
Roof trusses are ready
house is ready for the roof trusses
front of house facing southeast
West end of house
Truss is moved by crane
setting front gable
roof trusses and blue sky
covered kennel area
Faith in my bedroom
patio door opening on left, dining room window on right
Faith on the roof sheathing
back of house
front of house and garage, gable being built
Peach pie (Faith) in the front entryway
front of house with gable
front of house with stockpiled topsoil
front of house from driveway
covered kennel area by garage
west side of house with 2 ft. exposure
west side - bedroom windows
Roof sheathing on garage.
Roof sheathing on covered kennel area.
Back of house.
Front of house w/garage
Front of house.
Sun tunnel in bathroom (one in each)
Back of house w/chimney (and mess I have to clean up :-)
Front of house w/sun tunnel
Front of house with other sun tunnel
My roofing guy, Kevin Schmitt
Starting the roof membrane
Starting the shingles
Working in very hot weather :-(
Roof over kennel area
The shingles sealed quickly with the heat
patio doors in back
windows in back of house
patio doors, spare bedroom window
front of house
west side of house with basement windows and electric hookup
laundry room window - will have windowbox in the future
kitchen partial wall and pass thru being built
partial kitchen wall
garage window with rail along basement steps
basement entry way - steps will be built here
arched nook in foyer wall
foam insulation goes on first. bathrooms are done first so shower/tub module can be placed.
eco batt insulation over foam in bathroom
grey color dog bath with door for dog entry.
dog bath in laundry room to be hooked up to plumbing
digging the hole for the septic
digging the hole for the concrete septic tank
Faith walking down perc bed.
drain tiles for percolation bed
Faith on exposed septic tank.
septic tank is buried and percolation field completed with venting
getting ready to rough in the heating system
roughing in the heating
roughing in the plumbing
WE energies getting ready to hook up electric service
digging the trench for the electric cables
the trench dug up to the house and electric box
trench going thru the woods
WE worker getting ready to place electric wire in the trench
Coello piling stone by the house to put in the basement before pouring concrete
a hole is cut in the house and the stone is pushed down the hole.
after the stone is in the basement, men move it around with wheelbarrows.