We had our pre-construction meeting about 2 1/2 weeks ago and I came armed with my list of questions, thanks to all of the blogging community! Nothing too crazy, mostly just basic questions that I wanted to double check on. I think my biggest disappointment is that they do not install a back-up system on the sump pump. Having come from a house that had quite a few water issues in the basement because of that very issue, we were not that happy. However, it is something that can easily be added after the fact, so I guess it's not that big of an issue. During this meeting we did add a few more electrical outlets, but pretty much everything else was correct and went smoothly. They informed us that we were to begin construction the week of May 13th, woo hoo!!!!
Fast forward a week or so and I had driven by the lot to see that they had indeed begin digging! This picture was from Tuesday, the 14th.
I got a call on Thursday from our SR and PM just to update us on the progress. Turns out that they had actually started the digging at the end of the previous week. The foundation was in and they were pouring our concrete that day and the plumbing groundwork would be going in the following week. We drove by on Sunday with the kids and saw all of the progress.
I met my first neighbor via the blog too! Turns out that they are the lot right next door to us! We're probably about 2 weeks or so behind them, so it's nice to see how their progress is going as well. When I drove by on Tuesday it didn't look like they had any of the framing above ground done, but by Sunday it was totally up! Boy do they move fast!