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Crane Day! Part 2: Putting the Modular Cabin on the Foundation

Crane Day! Part 2: Putting the Modular Cabin on the Foundation

On Crane Day! Part 1, the crane was set up and the cabin was prepared. They lifted one end of the cabin with cable on a spreader bar and slid a second cable under the cabin. They put a bunch of blocks and timbers under 

Take a Look Inside the Cabin

Take a Look Inside the Cabin

The cabin is stuck in the mud in front of the foundation. Now that the rain has stopped, it doesn’t look nearly as bad. A guy from a crane company is coming on Monday to take a look at the situation. The crane is scheduled 

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

I’ve been asked for a floor plan with a progress list with links, so here it is. Click to Open Westwood Cabin Floor Plan and Front Elevation Modified Creekside Manor 3016 14′-8″ x 52′-0″ Approved for North Carolina Progress Report Choosing a Cabin Company Blue 

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 

Setting a Blue Ridge Log Cabin with a Crane

Setting a Blue Ridge Log Cabin with a Crane

The couple that surveyed for our foundation are currently building a Blue Ridge Log Cabin. She gave me some photos of the process to share. We considered Blue Ridge Log Cabins and I went to their offices and toured. This cabin comes in two main 

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