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Well it’s getting closer. We’re both very excited. Today I received a letter from NVR (their loan/title) company stating the schedule of events and most importantly our closing date. Hurricane Sandy delayed the project slightly and they are pushing for us to move in before the new year 🙁 Our official closing date has been set as Dec. 27th so just a slightly late Christmas gift. Cindy better not ask for anything else this year 😉
This past weekend we came by and saw the insulators finished up in the house and saw the third car garage was not insulated, so we decided to head up to Home Depot and pick up some Owens Corning insulation and finished off the garage. Once we move in I can add insulation above the ceiling and then the entire garage (including doors) will be insulated.
What experts say may be one of the most destructive and catastrophic storms the northeast has ever seen, Hurricane Sandy made landfall yesterday which halted production on our house. So far there are an estimated 8.2 million people without power in 15 states, 92 dead and counting, hundreds of streets are flooded and trees across the states are uprooted. Damages from the storm are estimated to be in the billions.
Not only has the storm haulted production of our house but the high winds ripped off the outside insullation on a portion of our house and has absolutely drenched the inside for the last 3 days. Relief from the storm is in not expected for another 2-3 days.
Since our shingles are not on yet when the hurricane hit the water just created puddles throughout the house. Though not as bad as being outside, when we walked the inside to access any damage there might be we had to have an unbrella up as it was raining on all levels of the house. 🙁
After visiting the house on day 3 of the rain and seeing the crew never came to the house that day as planned and that the puddles only got bigger I stopped by the model home to talk to the Ryan Homes rep to express my concerns.
It was a good conversation but I’m still nervous about water damage. I was told the OSB boards used in the construction are designed to withstand water. I get that however I highly dought they are designed to withstand an inch of sitting water for a week. However, I was also told any damaged will be fixed and they do a mold inspection prior to installing drywall. All positive things. So now I guess we just wait for the end of Hurricane Sandy, assess the total damage and go from there.
Didn’t think much would get done today since it stormed for most of the day. Lightning, thunder and power even went out but the crew was still productive at the house. They put up awnings, we now have a frame for our porch and they even started laying the floor for the 2nd story.
This morning our PM called and said he has a crew of 6 men at our house. The crew will begin framing today and will work all week to get the framing completed by Friday. Yea, now it’s really going to start to look like a house! Check back later for pictures.
Yesterday the steel support beams were delivered. Today all of our lumber, doors and windows were delivered.