|This is the best way to see how much brick has been laid. The front of the main house is about 95% complete. The|
left side and the back of the house still need their "upper layer". They should be done today.
|The stone continues to rise on the two-car garage. They will go to the|
scaffolding to finish, after the brick team finishes with it.
|They have begun "stoning" the five-car garage. Most of it is siding, except|
for the stone wainscot which wraps around to the right and encompasses
the main entrance to the casita. No scaffolding required.
|Here is a close-up of the right side of the front porch. The door at the left|
in the picture will be framed in stone.
|Insulation is important in controlling energy costs, and our builder sees to|
it that "un-conditioned" air flows back into the house by shooting foam
into each crevice where wires and cables have breached the framing.
|Here is an example of how all outlets and switches are insulated.|
|Multiple electrical cables, multiple holes, and a whole lot of foam insulation.|
|Foam insulation is also shot anywhere that ceiling joints or pony walls|
come together, to make sure the attic air does not leak into the living spaces.