Evergreen, Red Deer
August 1, 2023
Deck piles are in! We had Marshall Construction dust off their Pythagorean theorem math skills last week as they squared up our deck piles. You will also see that we have the damp-proof foundation coating applied to all the foundations! All the houses had their weeping tile or drain tile installed. This is to collect and discharge water away from the foundation of the house. In the pictures, you can also see Marshall Construction supporting gravel that will go around the perimeter of the houses and under the basement concrete slab.
July 25, 2023
We have another build update as things are quickly progressing on-site! You will see our friend at Marshall Construction Company Inc. helping us! We have moved on to pouring our footings on both lots. The footings are important for the distribution of the weight of the house. You can also see the hard work of levelling all of our mudsills, joist ledgers, and window lintels. We have also been getting our foundation walls (or cribbed walls) ready for the next steps of foundations! Things are really moving along!
July 18, 2023
Our Evergreen build is progressing! Since the groundbreaking, we have been busy behind the scenes with a lot of prep work. This means scheduling, reviewing drawings, and submitting permits. Once these steps were complete, we were able to start working on-site!
We have seen some big changes! Snell and Oslund came out to the site and completed surveying for the homes. Then the two lots were staked to map out where the homes will sit. We would like to thank Snell and Oslund for their donation to Habitat Red Deer!
The sites have also been excavated. This step might just look like two big holes in the ground, as this involves digging out where the footings will sit and the foundation will be poured. Excavation is actually a very important part of the building process! This step is making sure that the ground the house is sitting on is just right, and is when we begin working on underground services. Underground services are essential for the houses to have water, sewer and power lines! All the essentials.
In June we kicked off the construction phase of our Red Deer Evergreen build. We are building four new homes, marking our 7th, 48th, 49th, and 50th build in Central Alberta. The Evergreen build will be comprised of two duplexes with four homes. The homes are three bedrooms, one and a half baths, an unfinished basement, and a front attached garage.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 7, 2023. We announced three new families who will become homeowners once the homes are completed in the spring of 2024! We have one home still available for families to apply for. We will hold family information sessions for the final home on June 21, 2023, and June 26, 2023. For more information visit our 'Homeownership' tab.