Maybe Rick and Marty Lagina are looking in the wrong place? I get plenty top-pocket Bobby Dazzlers, but none of them worth anything. More broken glass than anything else. I think the property was the city dump at one time.That is a metal detectorist's shovel /scoop. You got some buried treasure somewhere on the property?
Howdaheck did you pack the slopes on those footings? That's almost too perfect. Ain't no way you're gonna do that with the goo we have around here. You pack one side of that shape, and the other side will turn to mush and run off in the hole. Very nice looking work. DIY?Yea AZ doesn't have Vapor / Moisture issues like other places.
This is our house foundation and slab.
74.9 CY of concrete sitting on 2" of foam and vapor barrier.
12" bottom x 24" high foundation 4.5" thick house 6.5" thick garage
I don't even want to admit how long it took to set the foundation grade, forms, plumbing and electrical.
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I've been doing contracting work for a few years, this is my house and it's 99% been done by me.Howdaheck did you pack the slopes on those footings? That's almost too perfect. Ain't no way you're gonna do that with the goo we have around here. You pack one side of that shape, and the other side will turn to mush and run off in the hole. Very nice looking work. DIY?
Gorgeous work. Not to mention, free (geothermal) energy is a good thing too. That much insulation, shouldn't be much cost in cooling it either.I've been doing contracting work for a few years, this is my house and it's 99% been done by me.
Our land is 99% fine sand, water disappears in seconds from it hitting the ground, made for a really nice solid hard packed foundation.
The only thing I haven't done is pour and finish the concrete, it was way more than I wanted to tackle.
It was done by 5 concrete finishing companies all working together, it had to have water reducer added to it to make up for the barrier and the foam as no water was getting through that.
It was also done on one of the hottest days of the year 90+, and that for us is super hot.
It will get hydronic heated sidewalks and garage skirt too (100% Geothermal powered) to make dealing with winter nicer.
We don't have building permits or inspections out here, you can build with anything you want and any how you want, I know because I've seen some pretty scary builds.
I wanted a super warm home that is cheap and easy to heat, so this has raised heal (energy trusses) and ended up being R48 walls, and R66 ceiling, most think I'll be able to heat it with a Bic lighter.
It's about 75% done right now and we are hoping to move in soon.
Getting Equipment and supplies out of the weather is a real battle up here too.
I'm hoping once the house is all done, that the materials cost go down and I can get a shop built.