Our men spent Saturday installing the sill plate so as to be ready for the house set on Monday. A sill plate is basically boards that go between the top of the concrete walls of the basement and the bottom of the walls of the house. The sill plate serves two basic purposes, 1: It enables the house to be bolted down more easily. (It might be a little difficult to bolt it into solid concrete!) 2: To act as a moisture barrier to prevent water from seeping up the walls of the house.
Countersinking the bolt holes in a sill plate board so that the bolt heads do not stick out above the board.
Josh positioning the next board.
Josh drilling in a bolt while Daniel holds the board down.
Daddy is hammering the bolts thru the pre-drilled holes in the sill plate and the concrete wall.
Sill plate in progress (The pink roll is Sill Seal. It acts as a barrier between the concrete walls and the boards of the sill plate.)
Daniel traversing the wall.
Josh is drilling in a bolt while Daniel is keeping the nut from spinning.
The completed sill plate
Just remember, TOMORROW IS HOUSE SET DAY!!