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New House coming along

Its getting closer to happening - I signed the contracts back on March 13th.

Foundation slab was poured on June 13th and driveway was June 15th. Framing starts June 22nd.
-expected completion is September.

The stepped down slab is the garage (19.6' x 19.6') I spec'd out an option 16' x 6' bump on the outer wall.

This will be a workbench with base cabinets and upper cabinets as well for tool storage and garden tools as well.

A 2 post Bendpak lift [GP-7LCS] is going in as well - on the left side garage bay. The bump will allow room for the left side post to be set where it works best for space and allow access around it and not interfere with parking a car which will be used on a regular basis.

I have dedicated 240v circuit (for lift) and then an additional 125v dedicated circuit for the future workbench. Had a hose bib relocated to the front left corner for car washing duties - additionally there's a utility sink that I'll have in the garage for clean up after working on cars, yard work and being able to mix up a batch of warm soapy water for washing. [I've had utility sinks in all three of my previous homes]

This builder has things really geared for production and schedules. The lot next to me had the rough framing for a 2,700 sf house all up for both storeys, exterior wrap and roof is installed - in the span of 5 days.

That one is ready for electricians, plumbers and insulation crews to do their part before the sheetrock installers get underway

The first shot is standing from what would be the left front corner of the garage if you were facing into the garage. The other shot is the driveway - 45' long from curb to garage door.
As I'm sited in a cul-de-sac and I have two large storm drains, my driveway has that slight offset due to the curbs.

I'm looking forward to
a) being in my own home (renting temporary apartment - ugh)
b) having an enclosed garage for my cars
c) being able to wash my cars - presently going to DIY car washes...a PITA when you're used to having all your own facilities
@Nuke - if you're in NC...there's a lift for car projects!

In the long shot - you can see my SPS...looking towards its future home
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Congratulations, it will be nice to have it built the way you'd like, and everything new and working. I'm sure you chomping at the bit, but time goes so fast these days, you'll be washing the car in the driveway before you know it

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Really happy for you Hal. Sounds like a real dream come true.
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Very nice, Hal!!! Congrats!!! Well thought out. Oh, don't let any subcontractors drive on your new driveway with their old leaky trucks... Some will try--believe me.


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Very nice, Hal!!! Congrats!!! Well thought out. Oh, don't let any subcontractors drive on your new driveway with their old leaky trucks... Some will try--believe me.
One odd thing I've observed - they'll pour a driveway (fiber reinforced concrete) and in a few days - they have construction debris boxes on them...

Note this example - this picture was taken probably 3 days after the driveway had been poured [house is to the immediate left of mine].

Fortunately, it will be a a 1 1/2 weeks before the framing starts on mine, so everything will have a chance for longer curing time.
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Few things make me more jealous than "I have a lift in my garage". Enjoy.

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Its getting closer to happening - I signed the contracts back on March 13th.

Foundation slab was poured on June 13th and driveway was June 15th. Framing starts June 22nd.
-expected completion is September.

The stepped down slab is the garage (19.6' x 19.6') I spec'd out an option 16' x 6' bump on the outer wall.

This will be a workbench with base cabinets and upper cabinets as well for tool storage and garden tools as well.

A 2 post Bendpak lift [GP-7LCS] is going in as well - on the left side garage bay. The bump will allow room for the left side post to be set where it works best for space and allow access around it and not interfere with parking a car which will be used on a regular basis.

I have dedicated 240v circuit (for lift) and then an additional 125v dedicated circuit for the future workbench. Had a hose bib relocated to the front left corner for car washing duties - additionally there's a utility sink that I'll have in the garage for clean up after working on cars, yard work and being able to mix up a batch of warm soapy water for washing. [I've had utility sinks in all three of my previous homes]

This builder has things really geared for production and schedules. The lot next to me had the rough framing for a 2,700 sf house all up for both storeys, exterior wrap and roof is installed - in the span of 5 days.

That one is ready for electricians, plumbers and insulation crews to do their part before the sheetrock installers get underway

The first shot is standing from what would be the left front corner of the garage if you were facing into the garage. The other shot is the driveway - 45' long from curb to garage door.
As I'm sited in a cul-de-sac and I have two large storm drains, my driveway has that slight offset due to the curbs.

I'm looking forward to
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b) having an enclosed garage for my cars
c) being able to wash my cars - presently going to DIY car washes...a PITA when you're used to having all your own facilities
@Nuke - if you're in NC...there's a lift for car projects!

In the long shot - you can see my SPS...looking towards its future home
Looking good, and I can imagine the wait will be interminable while renting an apartment waiting on it to get done.

As far as the lift goes, PERFECT TIMING! I just got some Mopar Stage 1 lowering springs for The Pork Wagon, and visions of the last time I did this sort of thing on my 2011 Challenger are giving me nightmares (same garage, same tools basically). So I'll start on it now, and by the time I give in and yell UNCLE, maybe your lift will be in place and ready for me to do it right with!

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Congrats Hal!!!! I am VERY happy for you. Enjoy in good health.


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Congrats Hal, sounds like a well thought out plan.


Hope all goes well and on schedule so you can enjoy it all.


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