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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Foundation
Foundation: We begin by assembling the 2x10 form boards on the building pad. Earthtube and water supply stubs are laid under the form boards. Next, we add the horizontal rebar and mark out vertical rebar locations. We then get our inspection. Then the concrete is poured and troweled. Next, we position the vertical rebar. Finally, we cover the entire footer with plastic and allow it to cure.



Engineered and compacted building pad...



 Assembling form boards to be square and level...



Compacting the base...



Rebar in the trench...



Completed form boards ready for inspection...



Our inspector arrives...



Filling the forms with concrete...



Trowelling the concrete level...



Placing vertical rebar...



Completed foundation...
 







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