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goobri 03-26-2008 09:29 PM

Building a 2000sf addition on a 1200sf house
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I've been building this addition for about a year now. Up until now I have been able to muddle my way through with info on the net and looking at the new homes going up where I deliver concrete for rinker. So far not bad for a truck driver!:wink: Now I seem to be getting into stuff that I have no idea how to do!!!:eek: So look for some STUPID questions.:huh:

Knucklez 03-29-2008 09:20 AM

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wow, that's quite the undertaking! looks like there is no basement? just curious if there was a reason for this choice.

clearly you have more skills than shifting through 18 gears in a truck - so keep it up! this house is going to be amazing.


goobri 03-30-2008 06:03 PM

In Phoenix AZ basements are very rare. Not sure if it is because of the clay in the soil or the fact that we have so much space in the desert to build on. Some of the upper end homes going up are starting to put basements in, but they are touting the energy conservation in them since it is easier to cool the additional square footage.

owl 04-04-2008 10:35 PM

is that the layout for the foundation?

goobri 04-05-2008 01:56 PM

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Yeah, I poured about 2 inches over the top of the existing slab and around it to make a complete floor. was alot easier and cheaper than removing the concrete from under the bedrooms I tore down.

Allison1888 04-05-2008 09:44 PM

I'm impressed. I'm assuming you're getting it inspected and all that. Obviously the foundation is the most important part of the house in the long run. Keep us posted on the progress.

goobri 04-06-2008 04:06 PM

Finally a Roof
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As for the inspections, the last one was for the foundation, Inspector said I wouldn't need the next one until I got the Sheer panels up, after the roof was put on.

But I finally am getting it put on. fortunatly my son moved back to phoenix this week, and BOY does he know alot more about construction than me!!!!:thumbup: He's gotten some cool tattoo's while he was gone too.:laughing:

Allison1888 04-06-2008 07:13 PM

There's nothing like on the job experience,especially in home improvement!

Scuba_Dave 01-10-2011 12:29 PM

Stumbled across this in a search
That's a big addition
Would have been nice to see finished pics

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