The “work site” has been sooty for over a year now. Most of the debris is gone, but the smell of soggy ash remains. But now there’s a new smell mixing in: fresh lumber. And let me tell you this: it smells damn good!
Once the buttress wall and lingering foundation repairs were squared away, Alan’s team was able to put up the main beams. One runs the width of the house and many more form the perimeter.
Beams in place, the builders were able to create a plumb and level square on top of a wonky foundation. Once that square was made, they wasted no time getting the floor joists in: