Well, we had a great week. We also uncovered some conditions we weren’t aware of during our initial walk through of the home. When preparing bids, it can be challenging to uncover every concealed condition on a home. While taking out the front hallway that was a 2″ mudset slate tile, we uncovered the fact that the original 2×6 subfloor was set below the 4×6 floor joists. While this wouldn’t typically be a major issue, the 4×6 on average are spaced 42″ apart. To place new subfloor over the top of the low sub floor, we will have to add some mid span bearing. Again, not typically a big deal, but the original floor slopes east to west and north to south.
We are utilizing varying thicknesses of materials to provide the midspan bearing while also gluing the product with subfloor adhesive in an attempt to alleviate any floor squeeking.
We also uncovered an entire floor covered in 5/8″ particle board which ultimately added a couple of days to our demolition time. You wouldn’t think it would take that long, but a major portion of it was covered with carpet, pad, and underneath that was vinyl, and of course everything was nailed with ring shanks. We showed it who was boss though!
In addition, this week we were able to fill a portion of the floor where we removed the fireplace from the previous week. The plumbers got a bit of a start cutting out the galvanize supply lines in the crawl space and our HVAC contractor set there new furnace and A/C unit. Next week our goal is to wrap up HVAC, plumbing, have the electrical work close to completion and finish up the bulk of the framing.
Watch the video below for a complete tour.