The Cabin is Delivered!

The Cabin is Delivered!

The weather has been beautiful, but the night before the cabin was to be delivered it rained. And rained and rained and rained. As the sun came up there were puddles everywhere and it was cold and pouring rain. Westwood Cabins sent us an email 

Cabin Progress Report

Cabin Progress Report

The foundation is ready for the cabin to be delivered. I’ve been asked for a floor plan with a progress list with links, so here it is. Progress Report Choosing a Cabin Company Blue Ridge Log Cabins Clayton Homes Deer Run Cabins Premier Homes of 

Footing Drains for the Little Pre-fab Cabin

Footing Drains for the Little Pre-fab Cabin

Taylor showed up Friday and dropped off a load of gravel. He says it’s to put in the foundation drains. Foundation drains or footing drains are put in just outside the foundation walls to drain water away so it won’t seep into the foundation. Ours 

Sill Plate: How the Modular Home Attaches to the Foundation

Sill Plate: How the Modular Home Attaches to the Foundation

How do you connect a modular home to the foundation? The foundation connects to a sill plate with anchor bolts. Then the cabin will attach to the sill plate. There is a seal between the block and the wood to keep moisture from wicking through. 

Parged Finish on the Foundation

Parged Finish on the Foundation

One way we lowered the cost for our pre-fab cabin foundation is to use Thoroseal parging instead of a stucco finish on the block. Thoroseal is not actually Thoroseal anymore. It is now called MasterSeal 582. There are a lot of variations of MasterSeal. The 

Block Foundation for Our Small Modular Cabin

Block Foundation for Our Small Modular Cabin

The surveyors came back out over the weekend and marked the foundation. They marked the block with where the foundation goes. This man snapped chalk lines on the footing connecting the marks the surveyor had made. A load of block was delivered and moved into 

Pouring Footings: Small Modular Cabin

Pouring Footings: Small Modular Cabin

The very next day a truck backed in with a concrete pump. There was no rain in the near forecast, so we are going to have our footers* poured. I will be so relieved. Last time our footers took months and cost tens of thousands 

Leveling the Building Site, Digging the Footers and Footer Inspection: Small Modular Cabin

Leveling the Building Site, Digging the Footers and Footer Inspection: Small Modular Cabin

As soon as we got the permit, they started cutting into the bank to make a level building site. This will be the back of the house.  The site seemed pretty level already, but now it is really level. He cut the top of the 

Approved Permit and Inspection Schedule for our Small Modular Cabin

Approved Permit and Inspection Schedule for our Small Modular Cabin

We don’t have a permit yet, but we have a job box ready for it. It should not take this long to get a permit, so Taylor went down again to try to shepherd it through. They said they had sent me an email about 

Remediating a Crushed and Overflowing Culvert – Site Prep for Small Modular Cabin

Remediating a Crushed and Overflowing Culvert – Site Prep for Small Modular Cabin

It rained all night and water was flowing over the field behind our house. Cliff went out in the rain to see what was going on with our construction area. The field behind our house was flooded and the waterway behind our house was overflowing.