New Addition in Alamo Heights
In my last post I introduced you to Precision Contracting and told you a bit about our company and why we are the premier home renovation specialists in the San Antonio area. To illustrate my point, there is an old saying that says that a picture is worth a thousand words. I'd like to share some pictures of a new home addition project that we're doing in Alamo Heights. As we work on the new addition I will take you through each phase of the project. You will be able to see the quality and attention to detail we put into all of our projects. In this particular project we will highlight our work in exteriors, painting, flooring and of course additions.
As with most projects the prep work begins with acquiring the necessary variances (if needed) and building permits. We called Dig Safe (311) to ensure that there were no underground utilities under our new poured concrete foundation. Once all of the required paperwork is in place the actual site work begins.
Building the Forms
On this project we started by carefully measuring the footprint of the new addition. Wooden forms were built to lay out the perimeter of the new addition. Care was taken to make sure that the forms were square and plumb. The next step was to add rubble or stone aggregate as the base of the foundation. After the forms are complete and the rubble is filled we added rebar to re-enforce the strength of the new foundation.
Once the form was complete we poured the concrete foundation. With both hand and machine floats, we took the time and care to make sure that the poured concrete was smooth, level and without any cracks.
After that it was just a matter of time before the foundation set and hardened. If you're interested in some more detail regarding poured concrete foundations, I found this WikiHow site to be informative. Up next, framing our new addition.