The Twin Cities are filled with story-and-a-half homes that are perfect for a certain kind of addition, called a shed dormer. Learn more about this popular remodeling project.
Modern Addition, Traditional Minneapolis Home
A remodel is underway. Take a look inside.
Follow along as we build a contemporary 2-story Addition on their traditional American Foursquare style home.
Pouring Frost Footings
Frost footings support the addition’s new foundation. The footings prevent settling that can damage the new structure. Concrete is poured into wooden forms to create the footings. Additionally, a form was built under the back door area to repair a crumbling portion of the home’s existing foundation.
Block, also known as CMU (concrete masonry unit), will be used to build the foundation. A waterproofing layer is applied to the block, making it look like it’s been painted black. Next, insulation is applied to the foundation.