Habitat House Build #107
1241 Caldwell Road, Angleton, TX
May 10, 2018
The slab is now ready for our next Habitat home build scheduled to start Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 1241 Caldwell Road in Angleton. This will be the 3rd house built this year and the 107th Habitat house built in our local area since 1991.
The most work for volunteers is during the first 5-6 days of the build, especially on week days. Towards the end of the build, much of the work is done by contractors.
Sign-in, devotional, and breakfast are 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. each day at the big hospitality tent at the site. Work starts about 8:00 a.m. and runs until about 4:00 p.m. However, you can come and go at any time.
Any and all volunteers of any skill level are welcome to participate on any of the work days. There will be skill leaders present to direct the work and to show anyone how to do an unfamiliar job. Most tools will be provided, however, you might want to bring your own hammer, tape and/or tool belt if you have them. So, find a job you want to do or take advantage of on-the-job training, and come help. Please note that there are age restrictions for safety reasons as follows:
- No one under 16 can be on an active construction site.
- No one under 18 is allowed to do any hazardous activities such as the use of power tools, roofing or working from a height of 6′ or more.
- Those 14-15 can do painting when there is no active construction work going on at the site, but should be supervised by an adult.
- Volunteers under 16 years old can help with landscape work if accompanied by an adult.
- All volunteers must have a signed waiver to work. Waivers for minors must be signed by parents/guardians and notarized.
If you have not done so in the last year, adults will also need to complete a waiver before your first day of work.
Hope to see you at the build.
Build and erect walls
Erect porch & carport beams and posts
Finish building walls
Set roof joists, hip rafters, rafters and jack rafters
Install outside wall sheathing
Take delivery of windows and ext. doors
Install ext. doors
Continue setting rafters & jack rafters
Install roof bracing
Set front porch gable and frame
Install porch lookouts, fascia, etc
Install blue board on outside walls
Prepare window openings and install windows and trim boards
Start vinyl siding
Install inside deadwood for drywall and attic stairs
Install roof decking
Continue roof decking
Install roof felt and dry-in (donated by Galaxy Roofing)
Install ext. trim
Delivery of sheet rock & insulation
Start rough plumbing (by contractor)
Install insulation under attic decking and baffles over soffit
Shingles (donated by Galaxy Roofing)
Continue rough plumbing (by contractor)
Friday 5/18 –
Install gas line (by contractor)
Shingles (donated by Galaxy Roofing)
Wall insulation by Contractor
Inspection – Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical (Heating, Ventilation &Air Conditioning-HVAC) Rough-in Inspection by city & Insulation Inspection for Energy Star
Trim – Includes caulking and covering nail holes by home owner and several volunteers
Sunday 5/27 (Beginning at 2 PM)
Tentative date for preparing the house for interior painting. This work consists of the completion of caulking and covering of nail holes (if not completed on Friday), sweeping floors and covering them with brown paper, covering windows with brown paper & plastic, covering bathtub & shower and taping door hinges. Four to six people are needed for four to six hours. It also includes delivering the primer, paint, paint sprayer and all other needed tools and supplies to the jobsite (house).
Cabinets – Four to six volunteers are needed for four to six hours
FORMICA in Kitchen & bathroom lavatories (by contractor)
Tentative landscaping day (this is work youth and family groups can do). This date will be confirmed or reset when the build progress and weather can be better assessed.