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Formwork, Sill Plates, Floor Joists, Oh My!

2 January 2012
With this addition, more weight will be placed on the existing foundation walls. To ensure that loads are properly transferred to the ground, pillars will be constructed to distribute the loads throughout the basement level to relieve the foundation walls of the extra weight. Below you can see formwork laid for the concrete bases.
Formwork was also laid for the porch additions and front great room addition. All formwork was done simultaneously in preparation for the delivery of the concrete by truck to ensure all concrete work would be done at one time.
The existing roof was in need of replacement. You can see below that one side of the existing roof has been replaced, and the other is waiting to receive the roof application. The attic will remain for storage.
Expanding the kitchen requires a new floor to be constructed. Sill plates were laid on the existing foundation walls, and later floor joists added.

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  • Richard Bolejack says on April 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Looking over your project. What a BIG job! Wondering why or what advantage you have in building your sill plate with two layers?

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  • fasblogger says on January 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you Ariel, but it seems like nothing compared to the old schoolhouse you’re renovating! What an inspiring project, especially with the root cellar! How did you resolve that bump in the road? Are you going to stick with the root vegetables or possibly a new wine cellar?

  • myschoolhouserocks says on January 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Quite a project!

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