New House Build in WA

JD 4520

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Great weather at this stage. The project is looking good. You must be pleased at this point with the results.
 

EddieWalker

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Impressive dirt work. It's kind of funny to me how much I appreciate how flat somebody can make dirt!!!
 

EddieWalker

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OMG, that's a lot of 4x4 posts!!!!! Here in Texas, just about everything is built on a solid concrete slab. I haven't seen pier and beam framing in decades, and I never saw anything like this before.
 
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JD 4520

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Headed out your way this weekend. I’ll leave my hammer at home. Awesome progress and great weather for building.
 
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EddieWalker

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Who prints the measurements on the lumber? I just paid $8 for a framing stud. Does the printing add to the cost of each board?
 
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Wait, what? Why wouldn't you want to have a basement down there instead of all that huge wasted crawl space and ridiculous number of 4x4 posts? This is very odd to see while sitting here in climate and ground-stable Michigan.
 
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herm0016

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esp with a walk out.
Wait, what? Why wouldn't you want to have a basement down there instead of all that huge wasted crawl space and ridiculous number of 4x4 posts? This is very odd to see while sitting here in climate and ground-stable Michigan.

i am curious as well. lots of places here do not have basements due to the rock, but 4 foot stem walls and crawl space. usually a center load wall, 2x4 16 oc wall with some cross bracing on a concrete footer.
 
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This is the norm on the west coast, especially when building on a slope. The whole crawl space will be insulated, vapor barrier, sealed, and conditioned.
Which raises another question for me: It looks like if you just slid the house back 20 feet, you basically could have filled the dirt in and not really been "building on a slope". What would the foundation requirements in WA be like in that case?
 
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Thanks for explaining! Would a raw basement (but with stairs heading down and no egress) really be taxed all that much? So basically a rational set of choices let to having a bigger, fancier crawl space. How's the radon around there?
 
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herm0016

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its a bit crazy that they are so worried about tax revenue that you are not allowed to have unfinished space in a house.
 
 
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