Thursday, April 17, 2014


In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, my wife and I have begun to prepare for the move out of our current residence into the new one being built.  This past weekend was the first step.  We scoured the house, especially the attic and found a treasure trove of small items which we had collected over the years.  Most of the items we had not seen in years.  Our house is not a prime location for a yard sale, but my inlaws town was having a town wide yard sale, so we partnered up some of our items and some of theirs, as well as some of my brother-in-law and his wife's stuff, for a big yard sale.  The day was very hot day, but the visitors were plenty and the stuff flew out.   With how much stuff we sold you would have thought our house was empty, but it is not even close.

The weekend came to an end and we would be getting back into the work week.  The schedule for the house this monday was waterproofing.  The weather for Monday was perfect.  It had cooled down a little bit from the weekend, but was still beautiful so there was no problem for the crew to take the next step.  We had discussed in the preconstruction meeting about the waterproofing product, which Bob mentioned was Delta MS.  Delta MS is a thick membrane that is fixed to the foundation making a waterproof seal.  You can see the membrane attached the front left of the of the house. 

Down the side you can see the the waterproof membrane is cut on an angle which will correspond with the grading of the ground when completed.  The slope will be clearly pitched from front to back, but seems to be a gradual decline.  This is similar to our current house but over a much longer stretch, so that will be nice, not having such a steep hill seperating the front and back yards.

It appears that the waterproofing will not be applied around the outside section of the garage.  The membrane only comes up to about a foot past the wall seperating the garage from the rest of the house as seen in the following picture.

There were some areas which its looks like they didn't use the Delta MS membrane but rather a painted on waterproofing.  I was a little surprised by this as I was expecting it to be the Delta MS everywhere, since Bob explained it made a much tighter lock between the outside and inside from ground water.  I think I will ask Bob about this the next time we talk, and post an update as to his response.

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