The excavation work was completed on September 19 and the first of two deliveries of lumber arrived on Saturday, Sept. 20. The pressure treated bottom plates were secured over an open cell structural gasket and acoustical sealant, designed to create an air tight barrier at the wall/foundation juncture.
Kevin and Jacki agree this day, September 10, was probably the most stressful in their 34 years of knowing each other. Completing the foam board application and laying the 6 mil poly was done before the masons arrived around 10:30. Then it was all hands on deck to create the rebar grid over the entire foundation before the pour, which had been scheduled by the mason to begin at 11:30.
It was a lovely day; sunny, blue sky and a bit breezy. Actually, it was really windy, with an occasional gust; one that took EVERY carefully placed piece of 2x8 foam board around the entire house perimeter and lifted them into the air. Some were lifted higher than others. It was an amazing sight to watch.
Once the blue board was retrieved, the 6" EPS foam board was then applied without much difficulty.
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