ConcreteOnce our plumbing groundwork was signed off, we could finally cover it up and give the concrete guy the OK to move ahead. We chose to use a plastic barrier under the concrete, because our hillside is choc full of underground springs; which spring to the surface in random and frequent places, and weep and seep water year-round. The last thing we wanted was damp concrete.

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BeamOnPostThe plan was for the construction crew to start working on our barn the week after Thanksgiving, but that didn’t fly because the week of Thanksgiving, we had a nutty snowstorm. That, combined with the holiday, stalled lumber deliveries that whole week, leaving the next week backlogged. On Monday all the floor joist lumber arrived, but lo, the beams weren’t there, so there was nothing to hang the floor joists from. The beams showed up Wednesday, so work finally began again a week after Thanksgiving.

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