Lumber and Windows Delivered
Our concrete basement floor has still not been poured due to the freezing temperatures. Our PM says they are going to start framing anyway and then pour the concrete floor later on when, either it warms up slightly, or everything is to the point where they can apply heat to the area in order for it to cure properly. At any rate, our lumber, doors, and windows HAVE arrived - they were delivered last Wednesday (1/6/16). As of yesterday, when I drove by the site, all that stuff was still sitting exactly where it was delivered and no work on the house has been done as far as framing. That being said, they did install the support beams (sans the basement poles because of no flooring), installed the GEO mat lining around the foundation walls, back-filled the ground around the foundation, and excavated the front and sides of the lot. So, there has been some progress, but, if I'm to be honest, I was expecting them to be into framing mode by this point. Now, all that lumber and stuff has been sitting in freezing temps and is now, thanks to the significant snowfall we had in the region yesterday, covered in snow and ice. It seems like they should've placed tarps over all that stuff to protect it but they didn't. Well, here's hoping that doesn't bite us in the ass. I know people say it's fine - but it's a bit different when you're the one building and it's your money invested.
Update on the Basement Window
In light of the problems with them forgetting one of my basement windows as described in my previous post, our PM has assured me that he will make this right one way or another. THANKS ANDREW. He is currently looking into if he can still get the window done and what kind of headaches it might entail. THAT'S GREAT - hoping he can still get that done. A couple of his concerns were that he didn't know if he could get proper drainage from the window area now that the concrete walls are up, and also how it might affect the lot grade (which I don't personally understand how that would any different than before this mess), but hey I'm not a project manager. So anyways, I'm still waiting to hear back from him on all this. Things seem to be moving rather slow lately.