The floors and ceilings are iLevel Edge Gold OSB panelling from Weyerhaeuser. This panelling has a 50-year warranty and is made with phenol-formaldehyde, which off-gasses significantly less than typical interior MDF made with urea-formaldehyde.
The beams are TJI Joists, also from Weyerhaeuser. Not the prettiest, but they are less expensive, can span greater distances than traditional wood beams, and use wood more efficiently than solid pieces.
The house has a 6″ poured insulated concrete forms (ICF) foundation with a waterproof membrane affixed to the exterior foam and a concrete floor. The whole foundation is surrounded by gravel to allow water to travel below the house to the drainage system. The yard in front of the house will be graded to divert water away from the foundation and toward the small creek in front of the house.
The crawl space is only accessible from inside, and I believe the builder plans on conditioning it. It’s hard to see from the picture, but it’s pretty deep, plenty of room to build my rail gun. The trap door and ladder/stairs will be located in the living room closet.
The crew sprayed on the first coat of “Retreat” (6207) from Sherwin Williams on Friday. They also got most of the siding up on the other side of the house.
After 10 months of looking, we finally found a house, or part of a house, that we are ready to buy. We put it under contract on Monday. Latitude 38 is building it. We are really excited to have a custom builder who cares about every detail of their build.