Ample parking for each unit – usually two parking spaces for each unit are necessary depending on the amount of bedrooms. If space permits, parking can easily be increased on your property with some excavating and/or by adding concrete retaining walls.
Chris and Debra continued to live in the cottage although it was becoming more and more difficult. After several days of high temperatures and humidity the rain began. At first Deb and Chris felt relieved, the humidity lifted and the temperatures were more tolerable.
Good References- Finding the best roofing contractor can be difficult. To sort out the best of the best, you’ll need to actually talk to past customers to get a good understanding of how they do business. Get at least 3-5 references from each roofing contractor prior to deciding to accept any bids.
I know it’s hard for you to believe, but even I make mistakes. In the 1980’s I was building a luxury home in an old section of Atlanta. The home was sold and near completion when we did what is called an “as-built” survey of the lot. It turned out that one corner of the home crossed the building line by less than a foot! Except for the survey, no one would have ever known about this infraction. To avoid any title problems, the lenders will want these problems corrected.
Often ignored is the cleanup portion of footing work. It is required and foolish not to, to remove all lumber from the excavation before you backfill.
Go to the building department and ask if there is any reason they know you cannot get a building permit on this property. I had a student purchase a lot and he waited about a year to begin construction. He purchased his plans, put together his loan package and applied for a loan. After closing on the construction loan, he went to the town of islip building department to get a building permit and was denied. It turned out his property was in the future right-of-way of a new road the county was going to build. He cancelled the construction loan, lost what he paid in closing costs and did not build the home. This is just one reason I recommend you acquire your building permit before you close on the construction loan. He knew this but forgot – good reason to use a checklist.
Keep the bars as straight as possible. The advantage to installing them before the pour is you don’t have to rush around trying to get them in before the concrete is too dry. The disadvantage is you have to finish the top of the concrete around each bar. “Wet sticking” rebar is sometimes frowned upon by architects if the concrete is moved around too much. If you carefully insert the rebar in the wet concrete making sure you have full contact with the concrete If is usually Ok. You cannot have holes around each bar when you are done. Layout and marking of the footing forms as to where the dowels go, is a must. You simply will not have the time nor likely the energy to do it after the concrete is poured. Once the concrete is hard, it is too late.
After you decide what to do with the flooring, and walls are framed, you can get the rough plumbing and electrical work completed. This is the plumbing and wiring that leads to the walls. When it’s time to connect bathroom appliances or hang lights it’s called finish plumbing and electrical. After that you can sheetrock, paint, lay the flooring you chose, hook up bathroom appliances and so on. In some jobs, something might have to be done to create a more formal access from the new room to the old house.