Concrete #LittleK

Underpinning is complete at #2308 #LittleK. Pictures below show concrete being poured for the narrow side addition as well as the "rat slab." Rat slab you say, eh? New terminology for me, this slab -- located in the crawl space at the soon-to-be back addition (aka future storage space in #2308's case)  -- is actually... Continue Reading →

Anacostia Park celebrates 100 Years

On Friday and Saturday, the National Park Service will throw a two-day birthday bash at the 1,200-acre Anacostia Park, which runs from the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge on South Capitol Street up to the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Northeast. Read more about the park's history and weekend events here (DC Curbed).

Laying a Foundation #LittleK

#2308 had its second round of inspections Tuesday (building inspection code 130 for anyone wondering). We passed! This time around, the DCRA inspector focused on the additions' foundation; the first inspection evaluated foundation footings. Confused as to what is what?! I was, too. I continue to learn the terms, the processes, and the steps involved... Continue Reading →

Excavation #LittleK

In thinking about excavation as it applies to home construction, I did a little bit of digging myself (research-wise only, no manual labor here just yet). Excavation in and of itself is the process of removing earth to form a cavity in the ground. There's topsoil excavation, rock excavation, muck excavation, and even 'unclassified' excavation.... Continue Reading →

Phase I Begins | #2308

Also dubbed #LittleK, this week marks Week 1 of #2308 lovin' in the form of construction. Phase I will involve the following: excavation, foundation, masonry, underpinning, and waterproofing. The focus this week has been the excavation work needed to build the foundation for the property's rear addition. And, in the week prior, #2308 had some... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon! | 2314 Shannon Place SE

I am very excited to showcase 2314 Shannon Place SE as a COMING SOON listing, expected to hit the market on July 19, 2018. Just two doors down from my first home (purchased many moons ago), this little row home that could (and would) was in very, very bad shape when purchased by the property’s... Continue Reading →

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