This is our 5th project with our awesome clients in the Ivywood neighborhood. Since the 1st project, they knew that they wanted to stay in their house and would need to remodel it over the years for aging in place. One of our previous projects was creating an age in place bathroom. In this project, we will be adding a residential elevator tower off of the west side of the house. The addition of the tower will actually enlarge the dining room, 2 study / home office areas, and the basement. Please visit this current work blog’ frequently to see the transformation.

The west side of the house will feature the elevator tower

May 1, 2019

This is the location of our addition.

We begin by clearing the area of vegetation and debris.

The brick veneer is cut at the precise location,

and peeled away from the surface.

May 8, 2019

We start digging.

The rain starts falling.

Voila! Our pool addition is finished!
jk… we’re actually pumping the water out.

May 17, 2019

After soils testing was completed, and a new strategy was developed, excavation has resumed.

A vapor barrier is laid on a stone base material. Reinforcing bars are placed and wired together.

The concrete truck sends the material to the new footing.

This large footing will provide the necessary support for the elevator structure, which requires stability and precision of construction.

May 29, 2019

Formwork for concrete footings is installed.

Material is poured. This will cure for a few days and the forms will be removed.

Concrete block has been delivered, and the tie-in with the existing house has begun.

A view standing in the elevator shaft looking at the new basement space.

June 6, 2019

The concrete slab floor is troweled smooth.

Matt and Larry finishing the block walls.

The foundation is coated with waterproofing materials.

June 13, 2019

The dirt is backfilled at the foundation walls.

Wall framing is underway.

A new sump pump is installed to remove water at the new addition.

June 20, 2019

2nd story framing o elevator

And roof extension

The elevator shaft