THE BEAUTY OF A BRAND NEW CONCRETE SLAB

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One of the beauties of new construction homes, is that you are working with a blank canvas. In old homes, you CAN tear out some elements that don’t suit your fancy. But one element that is there to stay, is the concrete slab and foundation.

WITH OUR BLANK CANVAS, THERE WERE THREE THINGS THAT PARTICULARLY APPEALED TO US:

1. We could build a darn big house. When our neighbors home was originally built, it sat 45′ deep. The homes at 1600 Barclay are actually zoned that they can extend up to 60′ deep. We took full advantage of this and built a home that is 55′ in depth, which is quite spacious for Baltimore.

2. Since we started from scratch with these homes, we had the opportunity to embed radiant heating in the floors of our concrete slab. This was, no pun intended, a pipe dream of ours. The first time we got the idea was when we visited our buddy who has radiant in his bathroom floor. It was the middle of Winter and his Great Dane was splayed out across the floor taking a nap. That in itself was enough for us.

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3. The third thing we wanted out of this new construction project, was to use the concrete as the finished floor which our homeowners will walk on. Our company’s aesthetic is very industrial and we think polished concrete is a lovely detail. In approximately two months, we will get the diamond wheel on site and start to grind down these slabs, following up with a low sheen polish. For now though, our team did a fantastic job of pouring it smooth and we’ll have a great canvas to work on, when we get down to finishing off the slab.

Phew..we’re finally out of the ground !

Stay tuned for framing. These houses are about to become that much more real.

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