Monday, August 28, 2006

egress window

Vycor sealant tape & blue closed-cell foam between cement foundation wall & treated 2x6 rough-in frame.
View out of new egress window pending another 2' rise of retaining wall .
Exterior view of new window...obviously needs to be painted. Now to extend the fence to enclose this inviting entrance...
Just installed...interior surface. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 07, 2006

almost 3 1/2 yards of 5/8- crushed and most of one dirt pile already used as base & backfill for the first 4 tiers... Posted by Picasa

window well a little over half finished...HEAVY work!!! Posted by Picasa

after the masons Posted by Picasa

window waiting... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Now *here's* a pile of dirt!!!! Note the 6 yards of rock in the background. The crescent berm in the front yard plan is well on its way... Posted by Picasa

6 yards of gravel for the window well...see the little pile of dirt under the tarp from the greenhouse project? Posted by Picasa

kind of a messy job... Posted by Picasa

a *big* hunk of concrete (the thickest foundation wall this mason has ever cut) and a BIG hole in our house! Posted by Picasa

it's ready to go... Posted by Picasa

breaking out the cut Posted by Picasa

mason cutting new window hole using a hydrolic diamond wet chain saw. Posted by Picasa

stripped bare... Posted by Picasa

asbestos abatement: day 2, mastic removal. Day 1 was tile & ducting tape. Posted by Picasa

stripped basement fireplace Posted by Picasa

demolition and/or salvage of the old interior paneling, partitions, ceiling tiles, etc. Hope to reuse the pine paneling on a single wall in the remodeled space. Posted by Picasa

Digging the window well & drainage trench...note the lack of our beautiful star magnolia, the well-grieved casualty of this project. Posted by Picasa

'tonka toy' day w/ Dad Posted by Picasa

Basement interior 'before' aka the 'wreck room' (except it was never this empty even when we originally bought the house). Posted by Picasa