Failed Inspection – Episode 4 of Building a Farmhouse

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Failed Inspection – Episode 4 of Building a Farmhouse

It feels like it has been forever since I have given you all an update and frankly I am just happy I have something to share with you at this point. If you are in tune with my Youtube channel you may have already seen this update (these days have been a little crazy and finding the time to sit and type has been a little harder). 

But alas, I am here and after almost a month of setbacks we are back on track with the build. Since our last update, we had the blocks delivered for the foundation. The footers had been poured but the weather put a hold on everything.

There was nothing but rain for days on end.  And we had to wait until our “block guys” finished out other projects they had in line before they could begin ours. 

So even after the rain had stopped, nothing was getting done. The blocks were just sitting there, almost mocking us. 

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Finally though, we got a call from our guy and work was to commence a week after all of the rain had stopped. We were so excited when they showed up.  

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Because we are on a mountain top with tons of rock underground, we were not able to dig into the ground and create level footers throughout. Nelson explains this better in our video.

It was up to the block to create a level foundation perimeter for our slab. My husband has been adamant about not doing a crawlspace for our house.

Some areas were really low and needed like 5 rows of blocks, while others were only 1 or 2 blocks deep. 

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The lowest area was the garage and they started there first. The building of the block walls was fascinating to watch and the footage I shared on my channel really captured how well they worked with getting it built in no time. 

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The process took only 2 days to complete. No block was left untouched. The block delivered was exactly the amount we needed for this to be completed and we were so happy it worked out this way. 

The front and back porches also had block walls. These were one block lower than the house slab. And finally things were starting to take shape. 

The other thing we talked about in this update was the trench for the electrical service. 

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We had to figure out where we needed to run service from and if we wanted above ground or underground service. We knew we wanted underground from the start.

This therefore presented its own challenges because it required a minimum depth of digging for a trench. We failed our initial inspection because the trench wasn’t deep enough, so we had to get out the heavy machinery to bust through rock. 

We also busted through our water line. That was fun… but luckily we had the things we needed to make the repairs so it wasn’t so bad. 

We did get everything fixed and finally passed inspection which we were so grateful for. 

Check out Episode 4’s video chat with my husband and myself to get a more in-depth look and to see the B-roll footage of everything that went down during this part of our build. 



We hope you enjoy this update. And we will see you back here very soon with another. 

Until then… adios!Yami Signature 300x161 Failed Inspection   Episode 4 of Building a Farmhouse

 

 

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