Setting the Steel

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Bedfordlandings

Friday, the steel was delivered for the foundation walls.  Saturday with the help of my brother Mike and his wife Lisa from Floyd; Jonathan from near Chapel Hill, Steve from next door, me, and Jack…we set 9 beams and 10 columns.  Beams averaged 2500 lbs. each so that is over 22,500 pounds of steel! This […]

This is a Unique Property!

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Bedfordlandings

This is a sampling of the phrases we have heard from banks this week: “this is a unique property,” or it would be a “risky resale if you default,” or it is all “dependent on the appraisal” or, we are “running out of options.” The bank, who we have been working with since April kept […]

Pouring the walls

Posted on September 11, 2012 by Bedfordlandings

Since last week, the forms for the foundation walls have been built, leveled, measured, and readied for today–concrete pouring day!  The pumper truck arrived at 7:15 am.  As I write this (11:15 am) they are still pouring but they have almost filled the forms to the top.  The guy with the pumper truck wears a […]

The Wall Crew is Here! Hallelujah!

Posted on September 4, 2012 by Bedfordlandings

The Wall Crew arrived and is busily working to put up forms in which to pour the concrete.  There is hope we can move forward with our project! This should like to a little photo book I put together to show our progress so far.   

What a week!

Posted on September 1, 2012 by Bedfordlandings

No new work on the house except putting gravel down in the floor area and spreading it.  Spreading it with a rake was good shoulder exercise!  We did hire a new wall pouring contractor.  They delivered the forms yesterday so we are fairly confident they will show up Monday (even tho it is Labor Day) […]

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