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Hi everyone, "shovels in the ground" as they say so thought I'd start a thread.


I spent several months combing through these forums and while I think I obtained a good understanding of the basics I decided to hire Dennis Erskine to design the room. Having built the house ourselves 10 years ago I know where my strengths are (and aren't
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Biggest decision was whether or not to stay with the existing basement. I have plenty of area but only 7'10" walls. In the end I decided that wasn't enough.  So we decided to rip off the existing 16x40' deck (painful since it was only 7 years old but made of cedar which looked great the first 2 weeks and then awful ever since), knock out a 16' section of the existing foundation, dig a 16x18'x10' hole for the front of the ht and put a 4seasons sunroom on the main level of this addition instead of the cedar deck.

 

Here's what we started with:

 

 

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Deck demolition begins (fully OSHA approved)

 



 

Putting the kid to work

 



 

Deck demo done

 

 

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Underpinning existing footings

 



 

How to cut a 10" concrete wall (there is a truck with a motor in the back driving this saw)

 



 

Pulling down the second section of foundation - boy I hope it's braced good in the basement.

 

 
 

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Bit more progress...have to at least get the main level room waterproof before moving downstairs and starting on the theater

 

Footings

 

 



 

 

 

Pouring the floor

 



 

Floor joists

 

 
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