Saturday, January 18, 2014

More wild and crazy weather..

A week of above freezing temperatures has been a welcome respite from the week of temps in the minus 20's, however it was ushered in with 140 km winds and widespread flooding..
Very discouraging, the winds were strong enough to rip out a series of braces holding up the ICF block wall.
So now, not knowing what Mother Nature will throw at us next, Ben is applying the outside sheathing as he rebuilds the walls. The ICF has imbedded plastic strips inside the foam, to screw the sheathing to, and this will brace the walls on the outside , as well as the 2x4 bracing on the inside.
The windows and doors will be cut out later.
In the mild weather I can work comfortably outdoors so I moved my table saw out to the deck where I have a pile of 1x6 to rip to size for trim boards.  The backhoe is proving perplexing to fix, we are hoping they get it going this coming week as we need post holes dug for supports for the cottage deck and mud room, as well as the backfill to finish.
The snow is almost gone now and the driveways ice free, winter will be back this week though for sure.
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