Firm Foundation

Today I got to exercise my role as The Builder's Wife and help (read: tear tape and hold plastic) finish our ICF block foundation. If you stick with me to the end of this post I will reveal our upstairs floor plan, so bare with me. But, if you're not into floor plans (and you're dead inside) you will want the shortened version at Reed Construction's website.

If you know anything about my husband, you know that he only works with quality material. He doesn't want to have to buy something twice. He selects and uses products that will last. When deciding how to build our foundation it was a no brainer for him. He decided on ICF blocks. A product that he could do with help and guidance from a few men (thank you, John). Our company mission statement includes that we are committed to value-added services and quality products that stand the test of time. Fox Blocks has the same vision for their product with an R38 insulation value. A worthy to mention note: they are moving forward with the Build Green movement!

It's a goal of ours to use as many local and made in the USA companies as possible for the build of our home. Fox Blocks is a division of Airlite Plastics Company, based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Pouring the footer on June 14, 2018. This was an EXCITING day for us all!

The first layer of Fox Blocks

That's my gym window! Tim surprised me with this. I thought this entire side of the basement was his shop.

Final step: Plastic Sheeting - This is where my *help* came in. ;)

Now I get to share with you our floor plan. I've been so excited for this reveal!
Our basement will be unfinished at the time we obtain our certificate of occupancy.

Both the upstairs and downstairs are roughly 2100 square feet.

I have to brag on Tim for a minute. A year ago we were starting this process. To have our plans drawn would have cost more than purchasing an iMac and HomeDesign software. In true Tim Reed fashion he bought the computer, the software and spent weeks learning how to draw our home. 

He has since used the program to bid additions for clients. It also aids with measuring exterior construction work. I'm more than proud of him. If you are in the market for blue prints or a cost analysis for an addition or new build, I know a guy.

Without further ado ... Our Home.

Up next: Pinterest and 3D photo version of our home!