Adding a New Living Space to a Kirkwood Home | Breaking Ground

Outgrowing the home. It is a dilemma that many American families face at one point or another. The good thing is, you do not have to lose the home of your dreams. Often times, the best way to get the new, expanded space you need is through a room addition.

 

Recently, we began a room addition project for a home in Kirkwood, Missouri. The homeowner’s are getting ready to welcome a new addition to family, making the need for extra living space all the more important.

 

After surveying the property, we decided to build the room addition off the back of the home where a deck resided. Once the deck was completely dismantled, it was time to break ground on the future 640 sq. ft. living space.

Removing the existing deck to make way for new foundation.

Removing the existing deck to make way for new foundation.

Due to the 7 ft. space between the garage and the home, we had to bring the bobcat around the opposite side of the home. This actually worked to our advantage, allowing for easy access to the foundation of the new structure.

 

Digging the foundation for the new addition.

Digging the foundation for the new addition.

Because our crew works in both a timely and efficient manner, we were able to dig and pour the foundation in less than 5 days, keeping the project ahead of schedule.

New foundation is now complete.

New foundation is now complete.

Now that the foundation is complete, it is time to move on to phase 2: the subfloor. Before the subfloor can be constructed, we must first lay a bed of graded rock to help create a uniform surface.

 

As you can see below, we now have the foundation and subfloor in place. In our next blog entry, we will explore the process of building the walls and—our personal favorite—the cantilever. Stay tuned!

The Riggs crew installing the subfloor.

If you are looking to expand your current living space, give Riggs a call today! We offer superior design, planning and remodeling solutions that are truly second to none. Drop us a line or visit us online 24/7 at www.riggsconstruction.com.