Construction, House and Acreage Restoration

Three More Walls Upstairs

So we ran into a little trouble…so to say.

The trouble began before the new walls for the addition were being built, but impeded the upstairs process.

Let me start from the beginning. Go back in time with me.

Before the whole addition process began, the floor was raised with these metal beams to help make it level (from the basement). Apparently, this did not end happily, as it caused the south wall on the upstairs to lift and bend out of shape. The whole wall had to be torn out.

The studs on the upper level of the south wall had to be torn out.
The studs on the upper level of the south wall had to be torn out.

So, the walls ended up being a little uneven and required some transit work (which is a camera looking thing on a tripod used for measuring) to try and get the upstairs addition back level and in alignment with the rest of the house. This issue arose when the walls were being built for the upper level of the addition.

The first attempt at putting the first wall on the east side of the house did not turn out so well. There was a measurement error and the wood was cut too short (which means to me that perhaps there was also a little burn-out that day and a break was much needed).

So Tyler started fresh the next day and new wood was re-cut.

East Wall Up on Second Story of Addition
East Wall Up on Second Story of Addition

We were a little worried about the impending rain that was forecasting, but it never seemed to come down, just patches of dark clouds that moved quickly over the sky. But my photography skills sure make it look like it was raining.

Same pattern as with the first floor addition. Chalk lines, rubber barrier, cut wood, line up studs and nail, lift walls into place. Except now, now we have two floors of walls!

Using string to secure top plate.
Using string to secure top plate.
Bracing the New Walls
Bracing the New Walls
Building wall on floor of addition
Building wall on floor of addition
Complete Walls Upstairs and downstairs
Complete Walls Upstairs and downstairs

 

 

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