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  • #704328
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    We are getting close to finishing this project and I will try to post additional photo’e soon. I I did find this “This Old House ” clip on a trip to the factory that makes the precast panels we used. It starts about the 7:00 Minute mark.

    https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/net-zero-ground-jamestown-net-zero-house#.W8f4WdX55rs.email

    #704336

    We are getting close to finishing this project and I will try to post additional photo’e soon. I I did find this “This Old House ” clip on a trip to the factory that makes the precast panels we used. It starts about the 7:00 Minute mark.

    https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/net-zero-ground-jamestown-net-zero-house#.W8f4WdX55rs.email

    Thanks Kurt , that was pretty interesting ,
    Looks like a great system very heavy also

    #709619
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    It has been a while since i posted on this thread. we wrapped up the house a month or so ago with the exception of the deck that they guys are working on now.

    Here is a photo of the exterior.

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    It has been a while since i posted on this thread. we wrapped up the house a month or so ago with the exception of the deck that they guys are working on now.

    Here is a photo of the exterior.

    Looks like a beautiful place , would love to see the inside pictures if possible. I forget what size lot is that the home is on.

    #709630
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I will have to download the interior photos, the lot is about a 1/2 acre and backs up to a pond.

    #709631
    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    we wrapped up the house a month or so ago with the exception of the deck that they guys are working on now.

    That turned out really nice Kurt.

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    #709642

    I will have to download the interior photos, the lot is about a 1/2 acre and backs up to a pond.

    Sounds like a great spot , and a nice size lot.
    I like the look of the house.

    #709646
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    It has been a while since i posted on this thread. we wrapped up the house a month or so ago with the exception of the deck that they guys are working on now.

    Here is a photo of the exterior.

    It came out very nice,, It will look better in 5 years when some trees grow in. It looks bare.

    Dirty

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    #709680
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    It has been a while since i posted on this thread. we wrapped up the house a month or so ago with the exception of the deck that they guys are working on now.

    Here is a photo of the exterior.

    It came out very nice,, It will look better in 5 years when some trees grow in. It looks bare.

    yes, It is on a new lot that was developed about a year ago. before that it was an alfalfa field. The lot sat real low so we hauled in about 4000 CY of fill to get it to where it needed to be to build on it and get everything backfilled once build. They had 3 trees brought in with a tree spade and will do landscaping in the spring. My guess is they will bring in more trees in the spring also.

    #709705
    CB
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    4000CY fill… in a 100 year flood plain… how deep did you have to drill piers?

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    #709711
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    4000CY fill… in a 100 year flood plain… how deep did you have to drill piers?

    The entire site sits just above the 100 year flood line but within a couple feet. The kicker is that the street in front is 10 feet above the back elevation of the lot and then the banks along the street fell off quick. The house is a walkout and the basement floor is 6+ feet above the 100 year

    We took out a foot and a half of topsoil and brought in 400 Cy of sand to put on the soil below as water would seep into the excavation when the topsoil was removed. Another 1000 Cy of clay to get to the subgrade for the basement floor and another 800 CY to build up the subgrade for the garage. Everything was compacted in place and monitored by a soils engineering & testing firm. The rest we hauled in to backfill the foundation and to get the grades to blend into the adjacent lots without having a cliff at the property line. Then about 20+ loads of topsoil at the end. We did have to go 6′ – 8′ for our deck footings to get below the topsoil.

    #709743
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Wow that’s a lot of Cubic yards you moved in there. I hope it’s high enough. They often build on piers here if in a low area.

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #709795
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Wow that’s a lot of Cubic yards you moved in there. I hope it’s high enough. They often build on piers here if in a low area.

    It actually worked out pretty good, we had all the full we needed on a development we own about two blocks away and we needed to get rid of it so we were able to kill two birds with one stone

    #709804
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Wow that’s a lot of Cubic yards you moved in there. I hope it’s high enough. They often build on piers here if in a low area.

    It actually worked out pretty good, we had all the full we needed on a development we own about two blocks away and we needed to get rid of it so we were able to kill two birds with one stone

    Oh that’s great you didn’t have to buy it then.. Be careful with the birds,,, peta is watching…..

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #709839
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Wow that’s a lot of Cubic yards you moved in there. I hope it’s high enough. They often build on piers here if in a low area.

    It actually worked out pretty good, we had all the full we needed on a development we own about two blocks away and we needed to get rid of it so we were able to kill two birds with one stone

    Oh that’s great you didn’t have to buy it then.. Be careful with the birds,,, peta is watching…..

    I am all for people eating tasty animals. I did not climb my way to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables.

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