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Foundation Work: Stairs for Elevated House

WEEK 15: After spending a few days in awe of the flooding that has recently occurred in Boulder, Colorado, I’m back with an update on my flood mitigation project. We’re up to week 15 and taking steps toward seeing a completion date – or – rather making steps this week.   The photo above depicts our crew building the footings for what will become our new … Continue reading Foundation Work: Stairs for Elevated House

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Staircase Design on Elevated House: Architectural Pitfalls

WE’VE HIT A SNAG The biggest snafu we’ve encountered with our project to date is with the design of the new front staircase. The number of steps required is dictated by building codes based on the height of the house, but the design aspect allows for some creativity. This process is usually a collaboration between the homeowner and their architect. But what happens when your architect turns … Continue reading Staircase Design on Elevated House: Architectural Pitfalls