Thursday, July 14, 2011

♪♫♩ S-hed and shoulders, feet and sono tube♪♫♬

DAILY LOG JULY 13, 2011

  Who Was On-Site? 
Jason, Sean, Joe, from Gravenhurst Plumbing. Brian and Mike from CoonBros, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

  What Happened? 
We located the Bell Wire, and dug back to the sewer and water lines and hooked them all up.

  What Next? 
Inspection of the service hook-ups, backfill the trenches, sling the stones into the basement hole, deliver the block and mortar and masonry sand.
Friday : lay the blocks.

Volunteers?
Thursday, July 14 – Stone slinger in the morning. Delivery of blocks and mortar in the late afternoon. No volunteers.
Friday, July 15 –Len Crow Masonry is booked to build our foundation walls. We will need from 8 to 12 strong able-bodied people to carry the block, mix the mortar, and bring the mortar to the masons. Also, to set up and take down scaffolding. Total volunteers for the day will be somewhere around 20 (twenty). I will have a more definite number by the beginning of next week.
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22 – We will be applying the weather- proofing to the exterior of the foundation wall. Brian Fitzsimmons has volunteered to spray the tar on the blocks. He has the spray machine, we supply the tar and varsol. After that we may apply the dimple-wrap, lay the weeping tiles, and cover them with drainage stone. Between the dimple wrap and the drainage stone we need to apply our first course of SM Foam sheathing. As we backfill we can apply the other courses.
Volunteers required will be posted as a more precise scheduling takes shape.

Materials/Tools? 
For Friday, July 15, we will need to supply our volunteers with shovels and gloves (both of which are now on-site).
For Monday, July 18, we will need Foundation Tar and Varsol, Dimple Wrap, Socked O-Pipe, SM Foam (amounts, linear and square footage to follow).

Inspections?
Inspection on Thursday for the Service Hook-ups.
The next inspection will be for the weeping tiles, drainage stones, and weather-proofing on the exterior of the foundation walls.

My Thoughts 
We are moving along very well. Been blessed with some great weather. A great many generous and skilled professional people volunteering their time and materials are making this build successful. Every person is my teacher in that I may learn from them, and all work is noble.


Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106  Ext  204

[ED: Thanks to Ellen Frood, ED Habitat for Humanity Muskoka, for the photos!
We live far away, and are terribly curious about the progress of the fine people of Muskoka!]

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