Building our Naples

The Pre-drywall Meet

on April 29, 2015

It has been quiet for a few days, because all the changes are happening inside now.  Right before we had our pre-drywall meeting, Bill and I scoped out the framing inside and found many issues that looked alarming to us.  We will get that in a few, but below is our mud hole and it has a house!  As of yesterday, we also gained our porch and garage entrance step, and our carriage garage door and lots of plumbing pipes and HVAC stuff.  Things are coming together nicely.  While making our list of concerns, I decided to try out the Roman shower, and it’s going to be a nice and spacious shower!

can’t wait for the finished Roman shower!

Now down to business!  Here is the list of issues that we and our PM decided it was worth to bring attention to and fix (he was prepared-he had a sharpie and a bright orange spray paint can):

Morning room:

  1. Two holes in plywood high above 2 window side.
  2. Two holes in plywood on door side- one at corner where morning room meet house. Gap in wall below the hole.


  1. Door frame inside house when facing garage cracked on right just above door.
  2. Cracked beam family room side facing garage at bottom of beam.
  3. Cracked beam at I-beam in the house side (1st beam).


  1. Behind stairs, cracked beam at the top and bottom-it’s loose.


  1. Block for TV on side wall of house.


  1. Top right rear-split multiple areas.


  1. Frame piece behind fridge cracked all way through.
  2. Big wood beams facing morning room not attached on top.

Family room:

  1. Rear room at center, floor severely cracked.


  1. Facing out back door gap in upper right door frame.
  2. Bolts on last beam are finger lose.
  3. Last beam on plywood shims (they’ve replaced with the metal shims by the time we got there).
  4. Brace for steps on top right when facing underneath is split both ways.
  5. Middle beam support off center.

Master bedroom:

  1. Center east side up high, hole and beam above hole

Middle bedroom:

  1. Frame above outside hole has big chunk missing.
  2. Outside hole half way up the wall when looking up from under window.

At this point our beloved PM was scaling up in the rafters and beams marking and spraying the issues.  At one point he was almost at the pitch of the roof (for someone who is afraid of heights makes my knees shaky)!

At this point, I wanted to put some bible scriptures at essential parts of the house, such as the front  and garage door entrance (dofus me forgot to snap a picture of Joshua 24:15), Sam’s and our bedroom frames (see below).

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6‬:‭7‬ KJV)

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (‭Matthew‬ ‭19‬:‭6‬ KJV)

Yesterday evening, my husband tried to go into our house, and everything was closed and locked up!  LOL.  Until then, see you at the next update!


2 responses to “The Pre-drywall Meet

  1. Page says:

    Wow that’s seems like a lot of issues with cracked wood. You would think the works would we it’s cracked in the first place and not install it, but I guess not. It’s good your PM is on the same page as you on getting the issues fixed.

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