That’s what I felt like I was doing when I busted through our front door yesterday after work. Our door usually sticks a bit when you try to open it, but this time a gentle bump couldn’t push the door open. I had to lower my shoulder and do my best linebacker impression to shove the front door open. Once the hubs and I stepped inside the house we figured out why the door was so hard to open. The crew had installed a support beam that runs down a cavity they created in the wall right next to the front door.
Yay for supporting our house properly, but booooooo for our front door not being the easiest to open. I’m hoping that little issue will be remedied when they install our new front door.
So now that all of the beams have been set in place on the main floor, it’s time to break up the basement floor and install a new steel post to carry the massive load from above. Our contractor was instructed by the engineer to break up a portion of the basement floor, install rebar, pour a new footing and put up a new steel post. Well, the floor has been broken up and the rebar has been installed.
|The hubs (holding a mask up to his mouth and nose) taking a look into the broken up floor.|
|New hole and rebar, ready for concrete to be poured.|
|The hubs spotted our new steel post laying on the floor in the garage, just waiting to be installed.|