BUT, in between all of that, this is what we've seen since the last post I wrote about the bathroom:
Interior blocking installed, so he's back on the outside putting in the last screws on the plywood sheathing.
Waterproofing - I remember how very nasty this job was when Matt and I did it on the big addition! This time around went a LOT better, largely because the bathroom is much smaller, the footings are different, so there's no cutting and forming of the sticky sheet-good material, AND with only a crawl space and not a full height basement, each piece is much shorter and easier to handle. Still, I was not quite qualified as a helper (hard to reach the wall past my belly!), so Matt gratefully recruited his second cousin, Sam (also our two-doors-down neighbor - she's not working this summer as she's in between jobs and school and moving for graduate school, so she's got time that she can give) and they got the job done in just a few hours. Going around this pipe was really the only challenge...and not much of one at that!
After the waterproofing, the rigid insulation (blue) could go on. Matt got it started down at the bottom so that with the next rains (and we've had some doozies!) it didn't matter if the mud slid into the hole a bit. The ledger boards for the future deck were too big for him to install, and since Owen was at camp this week, Sam was back again to help hold things.
The rest of the blue rigid went on rapidly after that was done. Sam got the job of holding things from the roof side of things, where we have a constant 1.5" deep pool of standing water as we still wait on the actual roof installation. For the record, there are still only four symmetrical, slow drips coming in, despite the standing water, so the temporary roof is doing a fantastic job!
|The view from the computer/school room.|
|Looking through the existing bathroom window into the addition.|
Here you can see (kind of), the results of their labor at the very top of the photo below - little awning windows opening up (meaning the existing bathroom now has some natural ventilation again, too!
The "real" roof should be here within the next two(?) weeks, and then interior work can begin.