Well the BetterLiving folks are here. I now have 2 missing walls and 4x4
holding up the roof. Turned out the corner post wasnt the main support spot
needed so they have a minor redesign of the wall to add another support.
They have the parts.
The wood was far worse than thought and we've been lucky to have it done
now. Roof may not have held much longer due to the rotting supports. New
ones are steel set to cement base.
The dark brown is a perfect match to the accent colors already on the house.
Stage 2, they found they missed something on the survey. There was a small
6inch or so cement riser all along the outer edge of the existing room.
They say no extra charge as they should have caught this on survey (since
the walls were kicked in, it was visible from inside.
Some ADA code issue means they cant build on the existing part so it was
knocked out and the footer was redone to accomodate it.
Final but pre-inspection:
It looks lovely! The electrician added an exterior outlet we didnt recall
was required for code here and looking at our exterior lights, added 2
instead of 1 because according to him, the builders had taken out the 2nd
one by accident. We had one on each side and had agreed to a corner unit
that would have a light on each side, but he said it would look better with
2 full units. No charge. He also added 2 interior outlets on the
pre-existing preserved walls as well as outlets on the 2 new walls. 6
outlets (5 internal to the room). The only minor problem is he had to cut a
square out of the drywall but as he knew we were paneling that wall anyways,
we told him it was fine.
Inspection tomorrow and then they have one final bit to remove the piles of
clay where they had to dig for the footer addition. (If they do not show
for that, I actually have a use for the dirt and won't be upset).
The electrician also does extra side jobs when work is slow so he looked
over several other small jobs we need. With the economy not so great, he
says sometimes he has no work for several days. He did warn us his rates
are a little higher than some others, but we note he's careful and quick so
it seems to even out. Yes, he's insured. He's already done 2 small side
jobs for us (2 ceiling fans with lights) for 100$ which included adding the
reinforcing in the attic so they don't wobble. Very nicely done! He's used
to upgrading older houses like ours to safer modern code.
If they dont take out the dirt (a small detail they may humanly forget) then
I am going to pile it to the side and later mix it with garden soil you get
in bags, to build my raised container garden. See other thread...
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