Monday, January 24, 2011
Foundation Sandwich is hours away from Flooring!
With the trailer stabilized and 56 bolts attaching treated 2x6 timbers we were now ready to commit to attaching the "engineered panels" we made to each other and to the trailer. All but one were kept in the full 4x8 plywood size. The CDX Plywood was treated and we laid down Tyvek as a barrier for the outside edge of the foundation sandwich which will eventually have sheathing and siding on top of it. We marked a point zero at the rear left hand corner and squared and aligned each piece attaching them to each of the bolted 2x6 timbers. We also then attached each of the 4x8 section together using the heavy construction adhesive and over 25-3 inch deck screws. Once the flooring is complete and we attach the walls we will run bolts every 2.5 feet through the wall plate, foundation sandwich and trailer to tie it all into a single unit. Here is the trailer as we set the first panel at point zero.