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House construction next door south side.

 

 

I thought it would be cool to take pictures of the house next door - on the south side - while under construction.

 Houses in FL are built very differently then up north. Current hurricane codes require new home construction to tolerate 160 mph winds.

Houses in my area are first built up to get out of the flood zone. My house for example is 11 feet above the flood zone. So the house under construction is built using these cinder blocks to create a stem wall. Filler is brought in to fill the area inside the cinder blocks. After laying the plumbing pipes, the slab is poured inside the stem walls. This means the house floor will be above the stem walls. More cinder blocks will be brought in to make up the walls of the house. These cinder blocks will go from the stem wall up to the roof line. The roof will be attached to the cinder block walls iron tie downs.

 

April - May.  Click on a picture for larger view!

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July.  Click on a picture for larger view!

July 2, 2020

 

 

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