So the land has been cleared and the house has been laid out. (Which means there are four stakes hammered at each corner and strings are ran from stake to stake to see how level the area is where the house is going). Well, we have quite a slope, the front of the house is about 8 feet higher than the back. The DH had wanted a house with a basement and I vetoed the idea. Had I really known that there was that much slope, I think I would have agreed. However, it’s a little too late to change the plans now. Luckily, we have seven acres with a portion of wetland, so guess what? We now have a pond. We are bringing dirt up to the slab to build up the house pad.
The dirt work has been completed, the foundation has been prepped with all the rough plumbing, electrical and the slab has been poured. Now we are ready to begin the exciting part!!!! WALLS!!!!
We chose to go with an ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction, which basically looks like large Styrofoam Lego blocks that are locked together and then filled with concrete. This creates a very energy efficient and storm resistant home. The system we used was LOGIX ICF.
Now that the exterior walls are poured, we are ready for trusses!!!