2013 07 30: the picture shows the almost completed slab. just a bit more finishing is needed.
2013 07 30:
the picture shows concrete for the slab being poured.
2013 07 30: rebar is added over two layers of 0.006 inch thick vapor barrier, which is over the slab insulation. two layers make it a bit tougher.
2013 07 29: from left, andy corral, the passive house site rater; janice romanosky, the leed rater; and taz ezzat, the builder.
2013 07 29: the picture shows the eight inches of expanded polystyrene insulation being added over the gravel. code requires only two inches. i should have cozy feet by the end of this project.
2013 07 27: gravel is added over the soil.
2013 07 26: the foamglas has been carefully cut so that it provides the maximum insulation and the maximum load bearing surface for the walls. the pictures illustrate this.
2013 07 26: the photo shown the installation of foamglas, the black material, at a corner of the house. it is placed all around the perimeter of the house between the slab and the footings. this insulation will bear the weight of the walls and the roof. this construction is somewhat unusual. it is designed to provide outstanding insulation for the slab while being strong enough to easily bear the weight of the walls and roof.
july 23, 2013: a picture of john cartagirone, our able and hard working electrician. he’s just put in the feeds for the electrical boxes.
rusty collins took this picture of the garage under construction. rusty is a talented foreman working for bruce jones.