Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stone & Drywall Continued

Tuesday, the masons finished the stone, except for our house number which isn't ready yet.  They put the grout in between the stones.  Not sure if it's called grout in masonry world, but you know what I'm talking about. 

The stone work turned out really good, but I wasn't expecting the keystone at the top of the window to be brown when everything else is grey. The one on the virtual tour in PA with the same stone, has a grey keystone.  I don't like that it sticks out like a sore thumb and it's really bothering me.  I'm going to see if we can get it switched out.

The drywall guy was working on the corners.  He put up the special sheetrock corner pieces everywhere.  They're metal reinforced corner strips.  Two other guys also came to drywall the garage since there wasn't enough drywall when the first crew was there late last week.

Garage-left side

Garage-right side

The dumpster had not been emptied yet and was starting to overflow.  My husband called Todd, who is filling in for Doug's vacation this week, and he called back within 3 minutes.  Every time we've had a question or concern, there's not much of a wait, if any, for a response.  This has been our experience with all of Wayne Homes' employees and we've been pleased so far.

Tuesday afternoon we also went to Tower Industries to finalize our contract for the quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms.  Dean at Tower was really helpful.  We also decided to upgrade the kitchen sink from stainless steel to Silgranit II in black.  It's made of 80% granite and resists scratches, stains, and heat.  The bathroom sinks will be white porcelain undermounts.  They are planning on coming out to make the templates on 7/24 and they should be installed before the open house, which is scheduled for 8/5.
These are not our countertops.

Wednesday and for the rest of the week is just the drywall being finished.  The smooth ceilings we chose need a little more attention than textured ceilings.  The sides of each drywall sheet are tapered, but the ends are not.  So he's feathering out the ends of all the drywall 3 trowels wide to make sure it turns out right.  He said he's done 700 houses, so I'm sure he'll do a great job.  It should all be done Saturday.  I think he said our house has 11,000 sq. ft. of drywall.

Our pups also got to see the new house today.  There's a dog park about 1/2 mile away, so we brought them with us to check on things.

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