Since we are not allowed to access the interior of our future home without a Ryan representative present, we have to settle for peering in the windows and whatever happens on the exterior. Driving up the street this evening we were happy to see our garage door installed. It is a Wayne Dalton insulated door, 8' high carriage-style with the faux-hardware appliques. Looking in thru the side door, I was pleasantly surprised to see it had the upgraded torsion spring system--what Wayne Dalton refers to as the "TorqueMaster" spring. It is a fully enclosed counter-balance system that stays clean and has an integral safety mechanism to prevent the door from going into a free-fall if the spring breaks. Nice to see considering the PM indicated it was the exposed, older-style torsion spring, when we asked him about it at the pre-construction meeting.
Around the back of the house we were a bit disappointed to see a PVC pipe stubbed out of the back of the house. It was the discharge tube for the sump-pump and it was installed right in front of the sliding door on the morning room. It is in a very inconvenient location in regards to our future deck. It will either have to be moved, and the empty hole filled in, or the ledger board for the deck will have to cut around it. Either way it pretty much sucks where they put it. Not to mention it is currently going to dump water about 1 foot off the corner of the morning room foundation. We will have to bring this to the attention of our PM and see what can be done.
Looking in the windows it appears that the rough electrical, at least on the first floor, is essentially complete. We have our pre-drywall meeting on Thursday and we plan to bring copies of the electrical drawings and verify the correct number and placement of outlets, fixtures, switches, etc. The rough plumbing looks mostly done as well. We'll have a better idea of what's been taking place on Thursday. Finally, there are a few heating duct runs going up the interior walls to the second floor. Unfortunately we couldn't get very good pictures thru the windows, but we did get a couple of outside shots.
One last note, the ridge vent, if you want to call it that, was installed over the morning room. The plans call for a 4' vent. It doesn't look like 4' from the ground but I guess I'll know on Thursday if the morning room ceiling is still open.