The Foundation

This week finished with:

1. Putting down an aluminum vapor barrier over the five reinstalled 2×8’s. I overlapped the layers 5′ inches and secured them with XtraBond®150 – Premium Grade Silicone Sealant and then taped the edges with aluminum tape.

2. I have framed the sub-flooring with 2×4’s secured with premium galvanized screws. I anchored the corners with Simpson L-braces and also used those to secure the framing to the trailer 2×8’s.

3. The side 2×8 bottom’s were flashed with aluminum and bolted to the trailer bed (2 in front, 6 along each side). The sub-flooring was bolted to the trailer sides.

(Thank heavens our Seabrook Home Depot Manager, Brandon Hardy, suggested I get an Impact Drill. It saved my hands from getting numb. I counted them; 382 Simpson screws, 126 wood screws and 12 1/2 inch bolts were required and I haven’t even gotten to the 3/4 inch plywood flooring yet!)


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