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Construction Begins on the San Bernard | Killer b. Designs



Construction Begins on the San Bernard

Good news you guys! We finally got our building permit approved and passed all the red tape prior to construction. It only took three and a half long, agonizing months. We pretty much rant into one issue after another, but who cares?! WE GOT OUR PERMIT! The guys were out on October first to start putting out the forms and laying in the sand.

This was just the first day’s worth of progress. Crazy right? After they smoothed the sand, they brought in the foundation base and laid it in large piles topped with black sheeting. The next day the plumbers came out and ran all the lines. Then it was time for all the cables. The guys stayed out past 7pm on a Friday night to get it all done!

Can you see them? And p.s. love the color of that truck 😉 Here’s a closer image of the cables, which are in place of traditional rebar.

Weird, huh? They’re really strong, I lightly tugged on one to see what they felt like. Looks like we are all set to pour the slab now! How exciting is that? Here’s a little rundown of what you’re looking at:

Confused? Yeah, me too. It will make a lot more sense once the framing is up. I think (from what I’m hearing) this week is the slab pour and curing, then next week we may start the framing which should take about five or six days. We were told an estimate of 3-4 months to get it to our semi-finished state, and I think at this pace they will deliver! So far I am beyond impressed with Tilson. Their guys have stayed past 6 nearly every night, and arrived before the sun gets up. We noticed that they built a little fire to heat up lunch, so we’re going to set out a bbq so they don’t have to squat on the ground. Maybe even a few chairs so they can really break for lunch. I’m so ready to move down there on Saturday so I can watch it all happen!


Please send us any of your good-house-sale-closing juju. It looks like we’re on track to close on Friday, but we won’t know if we owe any extra fees (our best case was making about a $100 profit on the sale, woah nellie! while the worst case was roughly $2500 more out of pocket, yikes!) until late Thursday night or even Friday morning! Yowza! I don’t know how real estate folks do it. That sort of last minute stuff would drive me bananas! I know it sure is now. We’re very much hoping the closing goes smoothly and we can ease the sale burden off our minds and focus on the new build!




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  1. alivoo01

    Good luck on your closing with no more out of pocket costs and smooth sailing on the new build!

  2. Amanda

    I’m so excited for you! I’d love to build our own house someday!

  3. Kelly

    Wow that house looks like its going to be huge! Congrats to you guys, I hope all goes smoothly :)

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      Thank you! The size always seems weird to me before framing. I obviously have no spatial concept

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