Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Pre-Drywall Meeting in the morning..

I'm a little worried (disclaimer: I'm a worrier). I've been reading other blogs to get a feel for what to expect from the meeting & a lot of folks seem to agree that it's a good idea to have a professional inspector there with you. At this point, I'm a little late with a 9am walk through scheduled.

What are some tips you can share from your walk through or things that really stuck out that I should be on the lookout for?

An update on our progress: All of the siding is up & I love the siding color choice against the Grand Caramel brick. We are waiting for the brick to be finished on the back of the house but i love it. The Garage floor is in & all of the electrical & insulation completed last week. Another uhh ohh brought to my attention by someone who was on site last week; Somehow some plumbing in my basement was covered by the Heating & Air Unit. I didn't mention it to my PM but will be curious to hear about this one in the morning.

The basement walkout door stayed on the wrong side (as compared to the plans) but of course, the waste of space (aka storage) was still put in place. We have already agreed that as soon as we close on the house, we're having the storage space completely finished. I pictured the basement being much bigger.

I am happy with my progress so far, minus the few bumps in the road. Hoping to get an accurate completion date in the morning.

Happy New Year

10 comments:

  1. I know it's too late now, but with all of those big issues I would definitely plan to get a home inspector to look things over before closing. I can't wait to see what your PM has to say about the rough-in being covered.

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  2. Congratulations on all your progress!!!!! I am so jealous we started on the same day and you are so much farther ahead of me:( I'm going to have to put a call to my PM tomorrow to see what's going on...lol

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  3. Your siding looks amazing! Love it. My advice for your pre-drywall: bring a LEVEL and check things like the windows ;) You'll know what I'm talking about if you've read my latest post. If you have second floor laundry, ask for additional cross members underneath. That is a quick thing they can do that may lessen vibration. All they have to do is add some 2x4s between the floor joists. Speaking of joists, check them...we had one that was cracked through and through. Check your rafters and make sure they are attached to your walls. We had a gap that was subsequently fixed. Make sure you have an attic access and that it is where you want it. Check outlet placement (if electric has gone in already). That's about all I can think of. Good luck!

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  4. All looks good, but you decided not to have the door put where it is supposed to be? Any potential issues there or just annoying?

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    1. I was thinking the same thing!! How come they just build the house correctly? Are you 100% satisfied? They are required and obligated to fix their mistakes?

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    2. I didn't really have a choice. Once my PM explained that he actually couldnt put it on the right side based on the lay of the land, I was ok with it.

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  5. Looks good. Really like the color choice....my walkthrough feels so far away...

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  6. TechMama, how did your meeting GO?

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    1. Hi Nadase! Just posted about it. It went well, learned alot about the house and the quality of the house if amazing. Got all of my concerns addressed so I am easy breezy again :)

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