Now that the players have all been described, how are things going at the house?
The slab was removed after days of breaking it up with the jack hammers and hauling wheelbarrows of concrete out to the rubble field. We plan to use that material for rubble wall construction around the place. Garden walls, patio walls, fence base, and other uses that we have seen for “urbanite” another name for used concrete. We have plenty of it now. Saving all that debris and recycling it means that there are about 36 tons (about four 8 ton truckloads) removed from the remodeling waste stream. (For LEED points if I only could use them!) By Nov. 1 the slab had been removed and the excavation was beginning.
The engineer who built the house had several sensors throughout the house but they had all been cut off together and I have no idea how their data was received and displayed. Now I don’t know where all the sensors go to either and we removed the ones in the floor.