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Diary of a Mad Renovator: Finally Floors!

Written by Jaqui Lividini

This week’s takeaway: Never underestimate the power of a cement floor! I didn’t know that I could be so excited about cement being poured, but that is exactly what has happened this week. Everything about this renovation project feels somehow more complete now that our garage and first level have a real floor. 

Let me back up a bit. Because of our proximity to the ocean, the lower level of the house had to be built to FEMA specifications. One of these specs is that if you put in a permanent floor, like cement, it had to be cut into 4x4-foot slabs. That way if the water surges, the surge will take the 4x4 slabs and not the entire floor. I was a little sad that our floor had to be divided up this way, but they did a beautiful job, and in the end I was pleased with the result.

Now we just need to get those beautiful garage doors on and we’ll be good to go!

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