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This beautiful home is being constructed “slab-on-grade” which is contractor-speak for on a slab of concrete. It’s about 3,500 sq. ft. and includes a storm shelter near the center of the home that’s walls will be bolted to the cement floor, and unattached to the rest of the home’s walls/roof. (We all know one of those is a must when tornadoes are always a possibility, although hopefully will never be necessary.)
On a side note: Here’s an article about SIPS that includes a couple images of SIP homes that survived tornadoes while those conventionally built houses around them were destroyed. Article you should read.

The roof is a complex maze of trusses in all sorts of configurations, but the guys have been able to sort it all out without much trouble.

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We have been waiting for the water to dry up for months with this project. What a relief to finally get rolling!

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The view from the road.

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The view from the back

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Inside it feels huge right now without the interior walls framed up.

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Top plate almost finished and then trusses go on!

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A pile of glue and screws go into putting a SIP home together.

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A thin layer of foam is all it takes to keep moisture from the concrete from getting into the walls.

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The pile of trusses…

And one from just the other night (7/23/13) After a majority of the trusses were set.

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It will be neat to see this whole place come together in the upcoming months ahead.

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