This project is the replacement of an old and aged detached garage with an attached tuck-under while adding usable living space above. This will also gain space for landscaping and esthetics in the yard while benefiting the curb appeal and live-ability of the home. Note the image at bottom after 3″ of rain.
In this post we have just a couple progress pics and at the end a couple tidbits.
It was a good day to pour concrete! Here you can see the soon-to-be crawl space area on the right. The pour went exceptionally well and the great weather certainly didn’t hurt!
A morning’s start on the back porch framing and below it – later that same day a garage frame with rafters and roof sheeting!
Notice the garage has five (5) doors! A double, a single, two patios, and one service door!
On the left you can see where we cut an access to the attic above the kitchen, dining, and bathroom areas that are getting remodeled. This is so we can vacuum out all the insulation and other loose material before pulling down the ceilings. It’s a great way to minimize dust. On the right is a courtesy we extend on our projects that both our trade partners and the homeowners appreciate – out in the woods even!
The demolition has taken place. The first image shows some of the demo in prep for a new exterior finish on the home. It will include siding replacement with new soffit and facia as well as a new front entry deck and bay window treatment. The second shows the beginning of the end for the existing garage.
A brief display of machine against garage.
As you might expect, the machine won handily, resulting in a clean job site for excavation in preparation for the concrete footings and cement block work.
This last shot shows some of the existing cement block and foundation that has been left in place in as part of what will become a very sizable crawl space. We’ll show you a pic of the crawl space in our next post as well as a finished concrete slab!