Beachin Mod

A blogspot dedicated to the development (and now enjoyment) of a modern beach cottage on the Florida panhandle. This site will take you along my stumbling path of what it takes to build a simple, modern, affordable, and green beach cottage in Laguna Beach, FL near Panama City Beach as well as some insight on the many other distractions and diversions in my life.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Modern House Raising
Thats what having these panels go up reminds me of when we have several guys lift and then walk the wall up in place. The home is beginneing to look like a home. The comments and looks we are getting from passer-bys are priceless. There have been a few hurdles so far with learning curve and panels manufacturer, but we are getting through them, at least for now. These are pictures from days 1 and 2. Previous to these past two days, the base track was installed on the slab and the slab was covered for protection.

Its been a week or so since the last entry but be now have a slab. I am plased with the pour and finish made by Panhandle Concrete. The burn trowelling of the slab seems to have acchieved the finsih we want for the exposed concrete floors throughout with some nice marbling coming to the surface. We have the slab covered with polypropalene and ply to protect it during the building erection. Can wait to get the clear sealer on it later to really see this beautiful floor. The most common question we get here is "are your gonna stain it?" - not a chance !

Monday, August 13, 2007

View from rear of lot with plumbing stub in

View from front of lot
The forms are in, the plumbing stubs are in, the electrical stubs are in the works, and the pool is roughed in. Slab / Foundation is scheduled for pouring on Friday.