When is the first floor not the ground floor? In Europe, and the Florida Keys, of course!
There has been confusion around here as to what floor the contractor is working on….
I’ve had trouble communicating with people about how far along we are, which is not very! Here the floor above the ground floor is the first floor. The contractor promised me that now “my crew is on your job until it’s done”, YAY! But we will see. I’m starting to worry about windows and cabinets. It takes months to get them delivered. The contractor will not order them until the walls are up and dimensions are exact.
In the meantime the first floor (the second floor to the rest of planet earth) is being framed in to be poured sometime this coming week. The first floor is being framed in plywood with channels framed in for the rebar structural support. After the concrete sets the plywood forms will be removed. After the contractor feels the concrete is strong enough, the concrete block crew will come in and start building the walls for the bedroom floor of the house.
So I finally feel that the house construction is really underway. And hurricane season is (supposedly) over!
When is the first floor not the ground floor? When you are in Israel or Europe. It is common for the ground floor to be labeled “Floor 0” and the first flight up is “Floor 1”. In hotels, the ground floor is usually labeled “Lobby” and the first flight up is “Floor 1”.