Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Our Foundation Makes an Appearance
Last Friday, I was very excited that I would get the first look of the foundation walls out from their metal shackels and standing on its own. Before getting to look, I had some paper work to drop off at NVR Mortgage round two of three. One downside of new construction versus purchasing a built home is the mortgage process requires more followup documents, as they need to reverify as the time passes. In a already built home, you can typically be closed in 45 days from contract which requires only one pass through underwritting.
My wife had an earlier than usual night on Friday and she had not been out to the site in a while so we planned to head over together when she got out. We arrived about 20 minutes before sunset but had plenty of light to see. As we pulled up the street is was clear they had taken down the frame and the foundation walls were stanidng on there own.
We swung around the cul-de-sac and pulled up in the front. We parked where the driveway apron will be once everything is completed. The foundation is visibly larger than our current house. The lot is so much bigger and there is much more space between houses than at our current home, which makes it seem smaller than it is.
You can really see the shape of the house coming together, with the garage immediately in front of the above picture with kitchen area and morning room behind it. On the left of the garage is where the front door will ultimately reside with the living room, and family room behind.
One more look gives a real view of the foundation shape of the house and the lot behind it, we got out of the car and went around to the left side to get this view.
Its really crazy to think at the end of week two that we would be this far along, but it is really taking shape. Even more coming from this week, waterproofing is up next!