Big news from the house! As of Tuesday, mechanical has officially started!
This means that plumbing, electrical, and HVAC is in the process of being installed, and should be done by this weekend!
Following mechanical (and a few inspections), insulation is next (and then a few inspections), followed by drywall. Those lulls I talked about the other day? Our contractor said we will probably see one next week while inspections are taking place. But that’s ok! I am having a hard enough time keeping up with these updates as it is.
For all of you building enthusiasts out there, here are some photos of the mechanical work that has been done so far.
The tub and shower inserts that we saw in the garage during our last visit are now installed.
The roofers were there yesterday and had made some great progress — they should be done this week, too. Once the roof is done and the house is sealed up, our furnace (which was also installed this week) will get fired up and it’ll be nice and toasty for the guys working on the interior.
We were also happy to learn that there are only six other houses being built in our neighborhood at the moment, which means our contractor, Mitch, has the time and brainpower to keep a good eye on what is going on at each building site. He told us that he once had 38 houses being built at the same time — I have no idea how he kept everything straight! So far we’ve been really pleased with the level of communication, knowledge, and expertise Mitch has shown us. It makes us feel like our home is in very good hands!