Building our new house:
While this may not seem like a big deal, gutters were installed on the house,
garage, and shed on Thursday, 5 June. With the gutters
installed, we can now start diverting rainwater away from the house -- which
will dry out the crawl space quickly.
View of the N side of the house with gutters and downspouts
installed. Note the blue ceiling on the back porch. The sheets of
OSB and plywood on the ground are our walkway -- still do not have sidewalks or
walking paths installed -- they will come much later, probably after we move in.
Another view of the same area. Note the landing on the
back porch -- 6 X 6; stairs are comfortable -- 7-1/2 inch rise, 15-inch tread.
The tread for the stairs consists of two pressure-treated 2X6 with a
pressure-treated 2X4 between the 2X6's for a total width of 15 inches. The
back porch faces SW.