This blog details the steps my wife and I experience building a Ryan Home Florence model. This follows our journey from original meeting up through the closing, with pictures along the way. It is based on our opinions and experiences with Ryan Homes, and the steps in new construction building a Florence model home.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Framing Day Two
Yesterday was the second day of work by the framers, and they had completed almost all of their work the prior day, so I expected them to be able to complete it all. I received a call from Bob in the morning, we usually talk later in the day, but this was perfect I had some time and was able to ask a few questions. He first let me know that the framers would complete their work that day, as I had expected would be the case. I was curious whether or not the framers would start the roof, or if the roofers would come to put the base wood on for the roof. It was the framers, Bob let me know the roofers do the sheets on top of the wood and the shingles on top of that. He did let me know that the roofers would most likely be dropping off the supplies before the end of the day.
As you have seen by the pictures the back of the house features a large number of trees, I asked if there would be some more clearing behind the house. Bob said what is cleared is what will be cleared. This is one thing that is a little puzzling to me as it looks like the house next door was cleared at least an extra 25 feet back from where ours is cleared. I think this one will require some follow up, other wise the back yard will be all ground brush. I am not looking for tons of trees to be knocked down, but I think the ground should be cleared some as they are supposed to plant seed in the back yard as part of the contract. That will not be possible over the top of what looks like dead brush and years of leaves.
Another question I asked was in regards to the waterproofing, as it didn't come all the way up the wall on the garage side and there was sprayed on waterproofing under the front door and in the inside of the garage. He explained this is common practice, all wall with interior not under the garage have the waterproofing.
I was excited to go see how far the crew made. I knew my wife would be out of work early enough to go over before the sun set so I figured it would be best to get some other stuff done first and we could go over together. We headed over to the house slightly after my wife had arrived home. As we pulled up the block there was people working on the house next door. The van out front had a painting company's information so it seems they are getting really close to being done.
Front Left View (Pulling up Street to the House)
As you can see above the house was really far along, not only was the framing done, but the windows and front door were in as well. Pretty crazy how fast its all coming together. Here is a look from the front.
One additional view from the right side, in which you can see the finished roof framing over the garage as well as the shingles which were delivered and will probably be up on Monday.
Right Front View
The one additional thing I asked was when I could get inside to take a few pictures, for which Bob had informed me I could next week. I will setup some time Tuesday morning to go through with Bob or one of the other Ryan Home employees working this site.
Looking over the pictures I came up with some new questions in regards to hose bibs, since there will be two I was hoping one to be closer to the front and one to be closer to the back, but I am not sure if that is possible with the slope being as it is unless it would come out of the foundation and not the wooded portion of the house. I will let you know what the options are after talking to Bob on Monday.