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Calaveras Recovers: Re-building a Home Fast!

WE WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE BUILDING PROCESS

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Placing Panelized Walls With a Grade-all Calaveras Recovery Area

Using a grade-all to lift and place panelized wall sections of a Porta plan.  Home was lost in the Butte Fire in Calaveras County.  The grade-all works great even on uneven ground.  

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Building in 2017? Don't Miss This Video!

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Off The Grid Solar Kit Home In Calaveras County

A lot of people are asking about solar and wanting to know what is the best way to go.  Of course each situation is different and we are happy to discuss your needs and have you meet with our solar designer.  Once you decide what works best for you, we will add the solar design to your home package.  

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Lockable shell in 3 days?

YES!  We recently delivered a modified Sante Fe plan to the Sonora area and with a 4 man crew the pre framed walls went up FAST! 

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The Mendocino Build Part 4 - Sub Floor Sheeting

Just a quick post today to show how the 4 X 8 sub floor sheeting is installed.  Note that it is tongue and grove so they fit together firmly and the edges have a blue primer on it that helps resist water damage and swelling.

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The Mendocino Build Part 3 - Sub Floor Insulation

The easiest way to install sub floor insulation is to do it before the floor sheeting goes on.  Once the floor joists are in place and the rough plumbing and electrical has been inspected, you can apply a plastic mesh over the joists and position the insulation.

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The Mendocino Build Part 2- Floor Joists

Step 2 of building the Mendocino plan involves placing the flloor joists across the treated mud sill that are on the foundation.  Here we see the TGI floor joists positioned 16 inches on center and attached to the mud sill. Some cross bracing has also been installed.

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The Mendocino Build Part 1- Foundation

Follow the progress as we build a MENDOCINO HOUSE PACKAGE from PMHI in Twain Harte, CA  just above Sonora on Hwy 108.  Today we have the foundation footings and stem walls poured and are getting them ready for the wood subfloor.  In the picture, you can see the pressure treated "mud sill" have been installed.

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Build your own home in 3 days

   Using a modern PANELIZED HOME KIT with pre framed walls you can build a lockable shell in 3 days then take your time to finish the inside according to your own budget and time frame. 

Pre-framed "panelized" wall sections come with windows and siding installed, just stand them up and nail them together.  Perfect for the owner builder that wants to work weekends and off time to save on costs.

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