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Preparation Works For Bathroom - Breaking Ceiling, Demolish A Wall, Pouring Foundation

Ok, it took a long, but here I'm returning to the building bathroom from scratch works Here is what we are going to do today: At first we will need to break ceilings or floor at the loft, then we will remove existing inner wall and then we will pour in foundation. Following works were actually carried out during two days, but for the ease of this article works from both days are featured here in one article. Loft Here you can see loft for our house, flooring (if we can call it so) is...

Grading Soil Around Foundation

I could probably come up with an article How to grade soil around foundation, but I'm not an expert on this topic. In today's home remodeling series I will show with images how I leveled soil around foundations using just two tools - a shovel and a rake. Technically speaking, here is what you should know about grading soil around foundation: Proper grading around the foundation of your home keeps many potential issues at bay. Without the right grade, water collects at the base, causing...

Constructing Foundation From Fibo Ceramsite Blocks For Pump Room

The long story short - we are continuing to build a pump room, a room to store inside pumps and other aggregates, earlier this Summer we drill a bore hole and we are looking to draw in water to the house. For that we need a pump room. Unfortunately the old log walls have been rotten and we started to replace them with aerated concrete blocks, prior to that we had to strengthen foundation. During foundation works we found out that there are parts were there are no foundation at all for...

When Foundations Crumble - Home Remodeling

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3 Today was meant to be an easy day, we had to continue foundation works, pouring in concrete, nothing complicated in fact, just a manpower to carry gravel with wheelbarrow for some 100 meters from the pile to the concrete mixer. I had two workers helping me out today, what could go wrong? It was planned some visitors will arrive in the evening and we will grill some meat and look on overall progress of home...

Let's Keep Demolishing Walls, Construct Foundation From Ceramsite Blocks And Pour In Some Concrete

Yeah, let's do that - another day on steroids from my home remodeling adventures during late Summer 2016 (August) Frankly speaking, by now, browsing through the images from last Summer works I'm getting a little bit dizzy - it looks way too dramatic. On the other hand, we already had experience and knowledge about demolishing walls, see: Remove a Wall to Finish Foundation Concreting, also constructing missing foundation from fibo blocks, not to speak about pouring concrete...

Constructing Wall From AAC blocks + Finishing Foundation Concreting Works for Bathroom

In today's home remodeling series we are continuing to build bathroom from scratch. The other day we removed walls and finished foundation concreting works for one part of house, today we re going to start construct first wall and finish foundation works for another wall, yes still some wall demolition works involved for today.  A few days ago construction materials arrived and today it was just a a matter of tools and two men power (I had a helping hands) to start some actual ...

Remove a Wall to Finish Foundation Concreting

Some build home by pouring in foundation first, we started by replacing roof, removing walls and then pouring in foundation. Sounds intrigue? Continue reading to learn more. In today's home remodeling series a day when we removed first wall and finished pouring in concrete for foundation for our upcoming bathroom.  I had a handy hands today, Guntars, we started our cooperation already last year, he helped me a lot with roof replacement works. The plan for today was following, to demolish...

Foundation From Fibo Ceramsite Blocks

It was few weeks ago, while digging a trench around existing foundation I discovered missing foundation for one part of our rural house. Back then I quickly realized I will use Fibo ceramsite blocks to boost construction works.  The other day I poured in concrete footing, and today was the day to add first Fibo ceramsite blocks over footing Hardened foundation footing It rained for the last two days, I was a little bit worried, could too much rain could make some damage for...

Pouring Concrete Footing

Right, today I found a fix to the issue we discovered earlier this summer - missing foundation for the some parts of our rural house. Some few days ago I bough a concrete mixer, gravel was already waiting to be mixed with concrete, now it was time to pour in footing for the missing part. All setup Concrete mixer, wheelbarrow with gravel, a shovel. yes pretty much the basics for mixing the concrete. Simple template for foundation Now its time to pour in a base footing, itš a bout 90 cm...

Bad Discovery - Missing foundation for house

Today I decided to keep digging trench around existing house fundament to prepare works for upcoming concreting works. Yesterday I bough a concrete mixer and mixed first test of concrete, load of gravel were already waiting and of course a sacks of cement were bought. It was just a matter of shovel and hand work. And then the bad news came - our house is partly missing foundation.  It turned out that at the end of house, there is no foundation at all, for about 2,5 meters. Well that...

Concrete Mixer FXA 130L

Another addition to my home remodeling tools collection has arrived (been bought at local DIY store) - concrete mixer FXA 130L - with help of what I'm planing to concrete fundament for our rural house.  Concrete mixer is a must have tool for any self home builder and I would say it should be featured at any rural house. Concrete mixer is the second useful tool after a trimmer purchase this year. FXA 130 liter concrete mixer unpacked Huge was my joy after this...

Digging a trench around existing foundation - Building a bathroom from scratch - part 4

Here comes another update on building a bathroom from scratch series in project home remodeling. The thing is - the house we got didn't pamper us a lot, and so for example I had to install new supporting beams, not to speak about changing a roof, prior to before ever dreaming about having a bathroom. OK, I had a vision about a bathroom once we replaced roof last year, but to actually feature bathroom, we have to build many new things, among them - completely replace old and rotten wood beams...