Gallery Of Homes: Sanders

Sanders residence in holley by the sea Sanders front porch Sanders home in Navarre Sanders kitchen Sanders family room Sanders family room cast stone fireplace surround Sanders living room Sanders living room Sanders living room Sanders dining room Sanders master bedroom in Navarre Sanders master bath Frameless shower door Sanders master shower Sanders hall bath Sanders laundry Sanders pool enclosure Sanders lanai in Navarre stained concrete Sanders front porch aluminum pool enclosure aluminum pool enclosure aluminum pool enclosure aluminum pool enclosure water sample power stretching carpet screeding concrete bull float edging tool roller textured concrete roller textured concrete roller textured concrete control joint driveway control joint V groov control joint concrete stain cool deck texture gunite spa spraying shotcrete forming gunite pool tile back splash stucco finish coating stucco trim rasping foam columns embedding fiberglass mesh in stucco stucco columns impact glass damage finishing garage building brick arch cutting brick laying brick setting story poles tooling brick joints finishing drywall finishing drywall finishing drywall taping drywall joints tyvek house wrap screwing drywall foam attic insulation roof flashing flashing leak installing shingles roof underlayment setting roof trusses building soffit framing valley insulated framing standing walls building safe room building safe room building safe room tornado damage tornado damage reading plans screeding concrete rotary trowel troweling concrete cutting control joints placeing verses in foundation verses in foundation

This is a modified version of the Fishman plan using brick with stucco accents.

Front porch detail

Mr. Sanders has a nice detached boat house and shop in the back yard.


Family room

Family room

Cast stone fireplace in the family room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Dining room

Master bedroom

We used framed mirrors from lowes.

Frameless shower doors are a lot easier to keep clean.

Tile shower with travertine feature strip.

We used framed mirrors from Lowes and Home Depot for the bathroom mirrors.

The Sanders wanted a wine rack in their utility room.

Aluminum pool enclosure.

View from lanai out to pool.

The stain brings out the textured surface and highlights the control joints which have been widened with a grinder to enhance their appearance.  We put an extra application of stain on the border squares.

Front porch detail


Austin, Carie, and Jay with Barnes Dream Screens plumb up the pool enclosure walls.

Austin and Shan anchor the walls to the pool deck.  It is very important to anchor the cage to the slab properly to resist hurricane force winds.

Stephany marks up the top plate for attachment of the studs to the porch beams.

OSHA safety violation!  Inadequate fall protection.  There should be 3 guys standing around the ladder ready to catch her if she falls.

Tommy looks at the results of a test for iron content in the well water.  No iron = no staining on the walls from the irrigation system.  We found good iron free water in Holley by the Sea at 30'

TJ power stretches the carpet for a tight installation that won't loosen up in the future.  He also coats the slab with adhesive before laying the padding so the padding won't crawl.

Pouring and screeding the circular concrete driveway.
Gomez bull floats the concrete.

Junior uses an edging tool to create an 8" border on the walkway.

John and Gomez texture the walk way with pattern rollers.  These rollers create a granite pattern.  Later we will stain and seal the concrete.

Gomez and John roller stamp the concrete.  We used 4000 psi concrete which has more cement content to make the top layer of concrete harder and more able to hold the impressions made by the pattern rollers.

Junior sprays release agent on the concrete to keep it from sticking to the rollers.

Junior cuts in the control joints.  Concrete shrinks as it cures.  The control joints allow us to chose where the stress relief cracking occurs.  You can start to see the decorative pattern of joints emerging in the driveway.  In this case we are doing radial borders.

Gomez grinds out the control joints for a more decorative appearance.

You can see the improved appearance of the wider V cut joint.  The left to right joint has been saw cut but not grooved out yet.  The top to bottom joint has been grooved out to the shape of the diamond grinder wheel.

Gomez applies the concrete stain and sealer.

Mitch and Allen spray the texture.  Hammer follows behind them and trowels flat or knocks down the high spots to create a textured finish.

Jimmy with James Lenn Construction sets the tile around the spa.

Mick with Cox Pools spraying the shotcrete shell.

Mitch and Mike with Cox Pools form steel to the shape of the beam at the curb edge of the pool.

Darin sets the natural stone tile backsplash.

Troweling on the stucco finish coating.

Stucco columns and accents browned in.

Arturo rasping the columns smooth. The columns will be wrapped with fiberglass mesh embedded in base coat.

Francisco embedding the fiberglass mesh in base coast over the foam window trim. This gives strength, durability, and dimensional stability to the stucco trim.

Francisco setting the columns. These foam columns will be wrapped in fiberglass mesh and coated with base coat. You can see the orange fiberglass mesh ready to wrap on the window trim.

Impact glass windows add security. A vandal tried to throw a brick through the window and you can see where the outer pane was broken but the inner pane with the protective laminate film remained intact similar to an automotive windshield.

William and Jason installing trim in the shop. We used OSB for interior wall covering.

Mark working around the garage arched window. The wood forms around the window hold the brick away from the window frame where the stucco trim will be applied.

Kenny cutting the bricks with a masonry saw.

Edgar laying up brick on the back porch.

Von plumbs up the story pole. This is what is used to keep the brick courses lined up and the corner straight, level, and plumb.

Dave with CW Masonry tools the brick joints.

Karen wiping the joints. Some pair of heels she's got there. Is Karen starting a new fashion trend with that joint compound streak in her hair? You saw it here first.

Troy running the corners with his angle plow.

Troy finishing the dining room arched window jam.

Troy taping the joints with his bazooka automatic taping machine.

House wrap installed.  It's a good idea to let it rain on the secondary rain barrier to check the window, door, and wall flashing for leaks.

Angel installing screws into the ceiling board. Adding screws helps prevent nail pops in the future. Note the foam attic insulation to the left applied to the underside of the roof decking. This house is cool inside, even during construction.

High performance thermal envelope. Foam in the attic, assure R on the walls.

Mark with Mark Kelly roofing point out counter flashing where the facia meets the roof which prevents blowing rain from getting in behind the shingles at the soffit. You can also see kick out flashing where the roof meets the wall which will prevent water from getting into the wall where the soffit meets the wall.

This is what happens when you don't have kick out flashing installed properly. Water gets in behind the siding and rots out the wood sheathing and studs fanning outward as the water saturates the wood down the wall.

Robert with Mark Kelly roofing knows how to beat the heat. Just work at night. You can see the 50 mil subroof under the shingles. This subroof is a complete secondary water resistant barrier so if you loose some shingles during a hurricane you've still got a water intrusion barrier.

Trey & Damian install peal & seal roofing underlayment. This 50 mil subroof will protect the home from water intrusion if a shingle gets damaged or blown off in a wind storm. The self adhesive backing sticks to the plywood when the sun heats it up. The material will seal tight to the shingle nails so it won't leak if a shingle gets ripped off. This will prevent major water intrusion damage due to the loss of a few shingles.

Setting the roof trusses

Trey checking his measurements on the front porch.

Damian making sure it's done right.

Damian installs insulation in the exterior tees and corners before the walls are sheathed. Once the plywood exterior sheathing is installed there's no way to insulate these hidden parts of the wall so there are a lot of voids in the thermal envelope of a typical wood framed home. We used 3 rolls of insulation on the tees, corners, and headers. Imagine removing 3 rolls of insulation from your home and how much that would impact your utility bill. This is an important part of stacking up lots of nickles and dimes to make hundreds of dollars per year worth of energy efficient improvements and providing a more comfortable home.

Trey, Damian, and crew lifting the master bedroom wall into place.

Pouring the safe room roof. Note the steel reinforcement showing in the lower right corner. The box sticking out of the concrete is where the AC duct and fresh air vent will go into the room. The ducts will cut into the 2x12 sides of the box and the top will be covered with 2 layers of 3/4" plywood for impact resistance.

Laying up the block for the safe room.

Gomez and crew lifting the safe room lintel over the door.

This is why you need a safe room. That large piece of lumber plunged through the roof and speared an inside closet during a tornado which severely damaged Ms. Sanders mother's home in Enterprise, Alabama in 2007. That same tornado destroyed Enterprise High School and killed 8 students.

Flying debris from the tornado penetrated 3/4" tongue and groove roof decking and ceiling boards. You can imagine how easily penetrated 1/2" roof decking and drywall ceilings are in modern homes. This is why you need a concrete and steel reinforced safe room to truly be safe at home during hurricanes and tornadoes.

Gomez figuring it out.

Screeding the concrete.

Phillip finishing the slab with a rotary trowel.

Tony hand troweling the slab. Is that a wrist watch on his hand? Haven't seen one of those in a while.

Roy cuts control joints into the slab. These joints prevent uncontrolled shrinkage cracking in the slab from cracking through tile floors. It's important to cut in the joints within 24 hours of pouring the slab before the slab decides on its own where it's going to crack as it cures and shrinks. The joints are 1" deep.

Jennifer places her favorite verses in the foundation under the master bath tub.  One of her favorite places?

Mike places his favorite verses in the foundation of his shop.
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bull float - Thumb Pic 30
edging tool - Thumb Pic 31
roller textured concrete - Thumb Pic 32
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control joint - Thumb Pic 35
driveway control joint - Thumb Pic 36
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concrete stain - Thumb Pic 38
cool deck texture - Thumb Pic 39
gunite spa - Thumb Pic 40
spraying shotcrete - Thumb Pic 41
forming gunite pool - Thumb Pic 42
tile back splash - Thumb Pic 43
stucco finish coating - Thumb Pic 44
stucco trim - Thumb Pic 45
rasping foam columns - Thumb Pic 46
embedding fiberglass mesh in stucco - Thumb Pic 47
stucco columns - Thumb Pic 48
impact glass damage - Thumb Pic 49
finishing garage - Thumb Pic 50
building brick arch - Thumb Pic 51
cutting brick - Thumb Pic 52
laying brick - Thumb Pic 53
setting story poles - Thumb Pic 54
tooling brick joints - Thumb Pic 55
finishing drywall - Thumb Pic 56
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taping drywall joints - Thumb Pic 59
tyvek house wrap - Thumb Pic 60
screwing drywall - Thumb Pic 61
foam attic insulation - Thumb Pic 62
roof flashing - Thumb Pic 63
flashing leak - Thumb Pic 64
installing shingles - Thumb Pic 65
roof underlayment - Thumb Pic 66
setting roof trusses - Thumb Pic 67
building soffit - Thumb Pic 68
framing valley - Thumb Pic 69
insulated framing - Thumb Pic 70
standing walls - Thumb Pic 71
building safe room - Thumb Pic 72
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tornado damage - Thumb Pic 75
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reading plans - Thumb Pic 77
screeding concrete - Thumb Pic 78
rotary trowel - Thumb Pic 79
troweling concrete - Thumb Pic 80
cutting control joints - Thumb Pic 81
placeing verses in foundation - Thumb Pic 82
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Sanders residence

This 3145 SF home in Holley by the Sea has plenty of room for large family gatherings. Storm-tuff construction features and a safe room make it safe for the owners not to have to evacuate during hurricanes. Mike is an avid fisherman so he's getting a detached boat house and shop in the back yard. The shop has a bathroom, AC, and heat. Should make a nice man cave. Both are active in their church and placed verses in the foundation and wrote some on the framing during construction. You can see them placing their verses in the foundation in the first job photos.

Les White, Acorn Construction General Contractor, #RG0055853
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