Dugan Residence remodel, progress photos: (October 13, 2005)
Images: top row -from left to right:
North corner where the original bathroom was located.
The existing walls have been demolished and the existing window now lets light into the space. A big change
eventhough it's far from complete. The ground has been excavated to accomodate a new slab and increased head height.
The original slab was allowing water to seep through cracks into the space. The new slab has better water resistant technology, drainage system
and a special concrete sealer. Note that the existing footings are being extended to meet code and accomodate the new slab.
The second image provides a clearer view of the excavation depth.
The top right image, is a good example of an unknown situation cropping up during construction or in this case, demolition.
Note that the bearing wall is sitting directly on soil and therefore new foundations had to be designed. In older homes, it is fairly common
to come across situations like these that must be rectified to meet code. While it is an unexpected added cost, it should be noted that the house
and it's occupants are now safer. In addition the chances of a termite infestation from wood bearing directly on soil is minimized.
Images: bottom row -from left to right:
Temporary shoring of existing beam. A new beam will be installed that will be flushed with the existing ceiling joists. Insulation will be
added to help attenuate noise from the floor above.
Middle image shows the excavation under the bearing wall to place new concrete footings where none were ever poured when the house was first built.
Right image show the existing construction of plaster over wood lath. No insulation in the walls. Bringing existing construction to meet energy codes
provides the added benefit of better energy performance in an older home.
Construction photos and update: (10/27/05) Next.
This is a © Gerard Lee Architects project.