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Saturday, June 12, 2021

House Kick-off

Saadia Koko and her daughter were very excited to she their future home get started. Saadia drove in a nail to while the girls watched. The girls covered there heads because of all the cicadas flying around.

This year’s house build was dedicated to Jerry Shell and Dave Deger who passed away in the last year. Both were long time members of Catch the Building Spirit.

Friday, June 11, 2021

A very successful day! We finished setting the joist, pass the inspection and were able to lay half of the decking.

Tomorrow we have our official Kick-off at 9 am.

Please join us!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

We completed putting in the beams and started installing the joists. Tomorrow we will try to get all the joist fixed in place, get the work inspected and then start putting down the decking. If all goes well we will be ready to install walls right after the Kickoff on Saturday morning, June 12, at 9 am.

Monday, June 7, 2021

If the weather cooperates the following is the plan for this years deck build and Blitz

    Weds. June 9th thru Friday June 11th –

           Build the Deck

              Install pressure treated plates on outside walls,

              Build and install beam, 

              Install floor joists

              Install decking

           Rebuild panels for the first floor on back of the house 

    Saturday June 12 th thru Friday June 19th 

               Blitz week 

The delays have caused many scheduling problems for many of the regular volunteers, me included. It takes about 6 volunteers each day for the deck build and the number will increase for Blitz week.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

The Tim Johnson construction company had 4 employees on site completing the foundation work on the West Pease site this morning.  I was watching them work when Dave Groendyk arrived with a lawn mower and string trimmer.  Dave and I mowed and trimmed the grass parking space on the alley so there is room for several cars to park head on into the fence.  Dave trimmed up the boulevard and we weed wacked the property  next to the fences. I cut ;low hanging limbs where the walls are stored and  Dave took them to a yard waste drop site.  The lot looks better.

The storage pod is on site  and may have to be moved after the backfill and the wall panels are moved

  1. Next step is pea gravel, then “green crete”, then backfilling.
  2. I assume plastic goes under the green crete, then styro insulation on the inside crawl space walls, and waterproofing the outside of the foundation.
  3. Then the beam material for the beams – there are more than the length of the house, then floor joists.
  4. Due to the delay, both Dave G. and Rick W. aren’t available for the beam and decking.  Watch for daily updates from Ken on when people are needed the week of June 6.

Remember that we can park in the double wide driveway to the West Carrolton salt storage building on Saturdays.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Start of house foundation

Due to the fact that the house foundation is not ready, we will be delaying the start of our Blitz Week till Saturday, June 12 at 9 am.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Thanks to all the helpers who helped us move the wall panels from Fairborn to West Carrollton.
A big “Thank You” to Tony Ferguson and A & A Trucking for once again for providing the trucking for the wall panel move!

Friday, May 21, 2021

Getting ready for this year’s house build.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 – Move walls to house build site

Tuesday, June 1 -Friday, June 4 – install beams, trusses and decking, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Saturday, June 5 – House build starts with Opening ceremonies at 9 am.

Sunday, June 6 through Friday, June 11 house construction continues 8:30 am to 3:30 pm