Monthly Archive: January 2015


Home Construction Week 1 Summary

Finally after buying this house in April 2014 and starting to design plans for a new house in May 2014 we got underway with construction this week. Ignoring all the steps in planning, permits, general contractor selection here is the summary of what happened this week. My hope is to document the process every week along the way so we can look back at what went right and what didn’t. The “long pole” leading up to this weeks demolition was getting PG&E to come out and cap our gas line in the middle of the street so that the demo...


A house destroyed in 20 minutes

Demolition day finally arrived today.  We all met at the house at 8AM, just in time to watch the house be bulldozed to the ground.  The entire house was down in about 20 minutes. I compressed the “good parts”into an 8 minute video below.