A.Can we actually live in the house while a second floor is being
B. For how long are the furniture and goods inside the house exposed
to the elements with the roof off, or incomplete seal to the outdoors
from rain, or opossums (they like roof running here), or tree insects
(we're under a tree canopy).
C. I'm terribly allergic to the dust, fumes, molds, whatevers of
construction. We can arrange for me to temporarily live elsewhere for
a fixed amount of time if need be. The problem is that all the
additions I know of where the second floor is added, the timeline for
construction goes completely wacko, and there's just no good estimate
for the amount of time needed to move out. The planned schedule is
often compounded by the fact that it's an "older house" 1930's, and
therefore has "surprises" found during construction. What hope do I
have of entering into a second floor addition over all or part of the
house, and actually being able to move back in within months, instead
of a year or more? It's a 1300 sq ft house. How big can the
D. I cannot have any cigarette smoking on the jobsite. Nor can we
allow the workers to run music boxes outside to amuse themselves.
Does anyone build this way?
E. Alternatively, we could limit the addition to an extension on the
back of the house and not overhead. Is it realistic to think that I
could live in the house for all but the last few weeks of construction
when they break through the back wall?
Thanks for all your help.