Current Projects: Walker residence

Jen, Ty, & I checking the electrical devise locations in the kitchen and marking up the plans.  This is a very important part of our build process.  We check the location of every electrical outlet, light, wire, plumbing fixture, drains, hurricane clips, and more.  We compare everything to the plans, not any differences, and make adjustments as needed.  Then we take as-built photos of everything so we can find anything we need to after the walls are covered up.

Jen spotting the can lights in the master bath.

Jen gives Les a boost moving a wire out of the way during the field audit.

Ty, Jenise, and Jen checking locations of light and plumbing fixtures.  Ty adjusting the bath fan alignment.

Ty checking measurements on the can lights in the corners to make sure they're all properly aligned.

Jen & Joel working out the siding details.  Sometimes sign language is necessary.

Jen shows Emilio which colors go where.

Kim and Jen testing colors.

Mike and Jason installing siding trim boards.  We use hardi trim made of cement fiber for longevity.

Mike cutting the cementitious siding.  This type of siding does not absorb water or rot.

Mike working on trim while Ty checks his work.

The green coated zip board provides superior moisture resistance to all types of conventional house wrap.  All joints are sealed with zip tape to provide an air tight thermal envelope.

The green coated zip board provides superior moisture resistance to all types of conventional house wrap.  All joints are sealed with zip tape to provide an air tight thermal envelope.

Screeding the garage slab.

Garage slab has to be cut into 5' x 5' segments so that the slab will break away from the pilings without damaging them in the event it is undermined during a storm surge.  The slab is sacrificed to save the pilings.

Framers running the cornice. The green coated zip board is a secondary water resistive barrier and drain plane designed to drain away any water intrusion that gets behind the siding.  All the joints are taped off to complete the barrier.  We run the zip board horizontally and block and nail all joints to eliminate any dips and waves in the wall sheathing.  You can't see theses minor imperfections until you install the siding but by then it's too late.  All the extra blocking adds significant strength to the walls.

Alan drilling the pilings.

Alan installing the zip tape flashing around the window openings.

Installing front porch posts.

Installing wall strapping.

Bracing off the elevator shaft wall to make sure it's plumb.

Alan notching out the pilings.  2X6 walls are used for greater strength.  Green zip board sheathing is run horizontally with all joints blocked for greater stability and smooth substrate for exterior siding application.

Drilling the bolt holes through the LVL beams into the pilings.

Jetting in the pilings.

Kim and Dan ready to go!






Walker residence

Les White, Acorn Construction General Contractor, #RG0055853
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