Friday, March 14, 2014
One Wall Up
The first wall of the new construction is up. Eric built the wall flat on supports at 'floor' level inside the new addition and then stood it up. Then he end nailed it in.
That's what the very tall unit in front of the wall is for. He ran a rope from a tree, up and over the 'crane' and tied it off to the top of the wall, then hoisted it that way.
The crane is bolted to the rim joist in front of the room and there were three extra 2x4 supports so that the thing wouldn't pivot under the load.
You can see how much higher the new floor will be compared to the old 'sunken' living room. I am greatly looking forward to having a house where all the floors are level and go smoothly from room to room on a floor. Also, I'm looking forward to 8ft ceilings instead of 7ft ceilings.
Yay!! Our first new wall! And just in time for our 25th wedding anniversary today.