Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Rain, Rain, Go away.....and don't bother coming back another day!

There are so many factors that go into building a house, especially right at the beginning stages when there are so many pieces of the puzzle which must come together to maintain good flow during the building process.  We sub-contract most of our framing and concrete work so we are at the mercy of our trades and their schedules for the first month or so, windows and roofing materials can take a little time to come in so we are sometimes delayed a bit waiting for windows, clients make changes to layout or finishes which can result in re-framing or re-ordering materials.... but in the case of our current builds, it has been the weather....the weather has not been on our side for the last month...and I don't think the tourist in Prince Edward County are liking all the rain either!

We were almost closed in at County Road 1 (our own house) when is started raining, and raining and raining.  That meant that the ground was too soggy to drive a full concrete truck on, which means that our basement didn't get poured, which means that the basement windows didn't get installed, which means that we cannot proceed with any of the rough ins for plumbing or electrical, which means....well you get the picture!  When it comes to building a house ONE thing effects EVERYTHING!  So our house looks pretty much the same as it did 3 weeks ago in the last post.....

We have been able to make a little progress on the house at Morrison Point.  We have a few days reprieve from the rain in the last couple weeks and our framers have been able to work intermittently. The drainage there is pretty good on this site, so we got our backfill done as well.

Hopefully we will have a little more progress to show in our next post!

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