We noticed a bit of a hiccup this week. The casement and awning windows were supposed to all be push to open to match the historical style of our house. Some were, some not.
Chuck working on the base for our cupola.
No more goat ramp 🙁 But this is looking nice.
Water is insidious. It goes places and finds ways to get inside. Preventing water from getting in is critical and requires some solid expertise…
Carlo from Wally’s Waterproofing getting some rubberized asphalt.
Justin getting ready to pour the second layer. This is our front stoop and is being waterproofed for ‘the room under the front stoop’ that is now officially the wine room. The rubberized asphalt he’s holding is about 400°.
First they put down a layer of rubberized asphalt, then add reinforcement bits where necessary, then a layer of fiber cloth, then more rubberized asphalt (below) that is topped with the final layer of grey membrane.
Cupola base pieces.
Now it’s on to the back porch and waterproofing the portion over the lower level guest bedroom.
Reinforcement pieces over the concrete just poured earlier this week to seal up the steel beam under the porch fireplace.
Rubberized asphalt over the reinforcements.
A big bit of reinforcement.
Sutti carefully finishing the top layer of the front stoop.
When they pour the basement slab they’ll work their way back to the stairwell. So, Justin built them a platform to work from and a ladder to climb out. Otherwise, like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel we might have permanent residents stuck in our basement.
Reinforcement bits are done so they’re doing the first layer of rubberized asphalt and fabric.
And the final layer.
We were quite surprised to see the cupola already up on the roof.
Now to decide if the finished base under the cupola should be octagonal to match the cupola or square to match the original base and that the corner transitions are still on for.