Category Archives: Construction Chronology

Vapor Barrier Under Footers

Today a 20 mil. vapor barrier was laid in the trenches.  The concrete footers will be poured on top.   Radon pipes were installed for future venting if necessary, and greywater pipes were stubbed-out in hopes that one day a legal greywater system will be possible.

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View of Completed Vapor Barrier from Southwest
View of Completed Vapor Barrier from Southwest

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Stubbed-out Radon and Greywater Pipes
Stubbed-out Radon and Greywater Pipes

Excavation

Today,  JBS Construction was onsite excavating.  The extra dirt will be used to create compressed earthen blocks, which will be used in the floor and some interior walls for thermal mass.

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JBS Construction Onsite
JBS Construction Onsite
View from the Northeast
View from the Northeast
A silt fence was installed on the North edge of the site before excavating.
A silt fence was installed on the North edge of the site before excavating.
Bricks reclaimed from old Sulphur Springs site, to be used for patios.
Bricks reclaimed from old Sulphur Springs site, to be used for patios.

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