Just as we’re bringing several homes to a conclusion, we’re also sinking our teeth into several new projects. One of those is in McArthur Heights, where we’ve resumed work in earnest on a stunning West Coast contemporary home that will offer outstanding views of the Shuswap Lake looking west. Prior to road bans, our crews worked hard to pour the home’s foundation, allowing the concrete to cure to virtually full strength prior to additional work commencing. Now, with road bans removed, we’ve been able to truck materials to the job site and get on with the work of preparing the foundation for framing.
Perimeter drains have been installed, and all slab areas for the garage, basement, lower deck and driveway have been filled and compacted with engineered backfill materials. We’ve also trucked in some fill material and placed it on the outside of the lower deck on the lake side to improve walkability around house. The lot will also feature a rock retaining wall, and we’ve now added drain rock and filter cloth at its location and are awaiting backfilling. More rock from onsite excavation has been relocated to form future retaining of the upper bank.
The septic system design and location have been approved by the Ministry of Health, and work will commence on that this month.
In the basement, underground plumbing and radon prevention will also begin shortly. Our clients are also reviewing the pros and cons of installing a radiant floor heat system in the basement slab and a decision will be made shortly.
Watch for updates as construction of this fine home continues throughout the summer months.