Sunday, July 14, 2013

Getting started on a new construction project

This past week we broke ground on a new lake home project:

Lakeshore, construction, Ely, http://huismanconcepts.com/
Rolling in with the Backhoe... EZ Excavating doing the dirt-work.
Backhoe digging, Ely MN, http://huismanconcepts.com/
Jake on the machine, removing debris and starting to dig
Footings formed, lake home construction, http://huismanconcepts.com/
The hole is dug out and the footings formed. This is the walk-out wall on the lake side of the home.

Formed footings for Ely Lake home, http://huismanconcepts.com/
This is the back wall footing, formed and ready for concrete...
Timber frame constructiong, footings, ely mn, http://huismanconcepts.com/
Chad Nickerson of Nickerson Construction and his guys pushing concrete around filling the footings...


frost footings, ICF walls, http://huismanconcepts.com/
The footings are done and the ICF, (insulated concrete forms), blocks stacked and filled up to one block higher than the basement slab height.

Timber frame construction, Ely mn, http://huismanconcepts.com/
Now ready to back-fill around the frost footings and inside under what will soon be the basement floor slab.



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A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to stand on the roof of the Ely Community Center.
I took a few pictures looking out over the city...
From the roof of the Ely Community Center, picture by John Huisman
Looking north up 1st Ave over the top of the Wells Fargo bank building, Boathouse Brew Pub in the distance and beyond that...?

From the roof of the Ely Community Center, pic by John Huisman
Looking to the northeast, you can see City Hall just to the right of center at the top.

From the roof of the Ely Community Ctr, photo by John Huisman
Looking northwest, over the Senior Center and Ace Hardware and beyond...

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