Category: Rental Units with Residence
tiling

TILING

With the painting of one unit complete, the painter has moved over to the next and allowed us to get started on the tiling. Tiles are set with a mixture of cement and tile grip and carefully leveled.  We will continue on with this progression of work so that the different trades men are not…

painting of walls and ceilings

PAINTING OF WALLS AND CEILINGS

With most of the sanding and painting complete, we now move on to the finish painting. This will be done in a phased approach since there are 4 units in this apartment block. We do want to make sure all painting is complete in a unit before we start the tiling, so after one unit…

taping and sanding of drywall ceiling

TAPING AND SANDING OF THE CEILING

Before finishing the drywall application of the ceiling, we do one last check to ensure all the plumbing and electrical to be located within the ceiling is 100% complete. Once all the base coat of the walls is complete and the grid and boarding of the ceiling finished, our next step is the taping and…

suspended ceiling and painting

CEILING AND PAINT BASE COAT

With the skim coat finished on the wall, we now start the ceiling grid layout and base coat painting of the walls. The ceiling is suspended with a grid of furring channels and for the top floor we cut and place semi rigid rockwool insulation as both a sound barrier to rain on the metal…

SKIM COATING OF WALLS

With all the electrical and plumbing roughing done, we have turned our attention to finishing all the walls. What we have found to be best for this is a product called Zemcoat which is applied over the rough cement parging finishing of the concrete hollow block walls. With that process nearly complete, our next plans…

PREPARING FOR CLOSE IN OF STRUCTURE

Currently we are working on numerous things on this project. We have just about finalized all the rough in for plumbing and electrical and have been parging all the walls with cement. At the same time we have been fabrication and installing all the roof trusses, purlins and steel framing for the soffit and fascia.…

wall parging, septic tank and roof framing

WALL FINISHING, SEPTIC TANK, ROOF FRAMING

With the Structure complete and the concrete hollow block walls up, we have been working on the cement parging of all interior and interior walls , digging and construction the septic tank and framing the roof structure with site fabricated trusses. All is progressing according to plan, and the scheduling appears to be on track.

WALL RENDERING

After the second floor slab was completed, we turned our attention to the walls. All interior and exterior walls were constructed using 4″ or 6″ concrete hollow block , with steel reinforcing rod and full fill of cement. After the walls are constructed, we apply a cement parging finish which is trowel graded to a…

SECOND FLOOR SLAB

All the beams are now in place and poured. We now turn our boys to the task of preparing for the second story floor slab. This involves putting together all the wood forms and bracing them properly from below to temporarily hold the weight of the slab until it sets properly. We also must lay…

BEAMS

The columns are now poured and the forms stripped so it is time to start constructing the beams for the second story. Again we start by constructing the rebar reinforcing frames, which we tie into the exposed rebar at the top of the columns. Once all this is securely in place, we build forms that…

COLUMNS

Footing complete, our next job is to tie all our column rebar frames into the footings as well as connecting all column rebar to the tie beam rebar. The these pours will take place in two stages. The first will be hich enough so that the bottom portion of the columns will be done at…

PREPARING THE REBAR

Excavation complete, we start putting together all the rebar frames which will serve as reinforcement within the poured concrete footings and tie beams. Once ready we again take precise measuremnts and set the frames in place. We check everything is located properly one last time then pour the concrete for all our footing and tie…

LAYOUT AND EXCAVATION

With the temporary facilities set up, the layout of the building footprint begins. Once precise measurements are taken and stakes laid out, the men excavate by hand. The soil is found to be extremely soft and porous which is a concern. In order remove the risk of future settlement and cracking of the building ,…

residence with rental units design

RESIDENCE WITH RENTAL UNITS DESIGN

Residence with Rental Units Design Understanding a Clients Specific Needs The Residence with rental units design process was interesting as this client had some very specific needs that had to be first understood then translated into a workable project. His goal was to have a very comfortable residence while also have rental income to support…