It might look like a baby step, but having a concrete floor again is very exciting (except for the fact that we will be without a washer and dryer for another day or so while it dries)! Yesterday our contractors moved the drain for the shower pan which required removing some more concrete and dirt and adding to the pvc waste line (we decided to shift it over to avoid the main beam and give ourselves a couple more inches of headroom). They also had to dig out some more dirt so that they could get a thick enough slab for the floor. Then they poured it yesterday afternoon so it could start curing over night.
My favorite move on their part is using the styrofoam block as a form to keep the concrete away from the drain for the shower pan (which sticks down a couple of inches). When they set the shower pan they will use a sandy grout mix to keep the floor feeling solid.
So next up is actual setting the shower pan, so that they can start framing the walls for the bathroom up. The bathroom down there use to be open to front room (really weird I know!) so I am really excited at the concept of having an actual bathroom with 4 walls! We aren’t adding very many walls in the basement (except for framing out all of the exterior walls) so hopefully it will start feeling more like a finished space soon.
* To see all of the posts about our basement click here.