Log Home Construction - Miscellaneous Exterior


Installing Septic System - November 14 - 15, 2003

As luck would have it, our ground does not "perc" very well, so we could not install a conventional septic system. After researching several systems and discussing them with our local health department, we decided to install an Eljen In-Drain Leachfield System. We didn't get photos of the finished system before it was covered up, but the following photos give an idea of how different this system is than a regular drain field.

Installing Septic Tank (Same as Conventional System) - November 14, 2003

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Installing Eljen Units - November 15, 2003

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Installing Exterior Trim - December 18 - 23, 2003

The following pictures show exterior trim added to the front deck windows and door December 18.

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The following pictures show all exterior trim completed on windows, doors, dormers, etc., on December 23.

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Garage Doors - December 23 - 24, 2003

The left garage door was installed December 23, and the right door was installed December 24. (They were trimmed on the exterior on December 29.)

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More Exterior Trim - December 29, 2003

Boards were added around the subfloor to cover the banding boards and insulation between the logs and the subfloor.

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Retaining Wall - December 29 - 30, 2003; February 18 - March ??, 2004

We had some foundation block left over, so we added a small retaining wall beside the front deck to allow us to have a bigger side yard. The builders are working on the wall as weather permits.

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