Finally! The concrete pour for the second floor is completed. What every idea I had for a completion date is a sad joke. First, I guess I’ll go through the second-floor concrete pour.
I send the week before the pour trying to add electrical outlets to the balcony area before the concrete was poured. I asked the general contractor for the name of the electrician so I can coordinate with him. Nope! No answer. It seems the contractor wanted to do this job on his time and without my input. I went to the site and put my sleeves in the walls for conduit.
It took weeks for the contractor to frame the second-floor walls and the top beam. Finally poured and now the contractor is stripping the temporary framing.
What’s the next step? The next step for the roof is to order the trusses. I’m told it may take 6 weeks to get them delivered. To me it’s a good time to measure the window and door openings so we can order them. I do get a lot of push back from the contractor.
He wants to know why I’m so involved with my own project. Sigh! So far, he has taken 10 months and he has not finished the shell, let alone the remainder of the work! Bigger houses are built in less time than my house is going up. I assume he is dragging his feet due to having too many projects going at the same time.
Time is one thing and money is another. My expensive construction insurance is due to expire in mid-May. The construction loan is due the same time. Now I need to get extensions to the construction loan and find new construction insurance. Since we started last May the loan rates have risen dramatically. The insurance rates for home construction have gone up since last summer due to the last hurricane.
How long until the next part is done is unknown. The contractor won’t say.