Building our House – Week 18

On September 30, I headed back to the States to join Ellen who had been in North Carolina since mid August.  It was great to see our kids and hang out with family and friends.  In addition, I needed to renew my NC driver’s license and we had to pack a container with all our stuff to ship down to Costa Rica.  Look for an upcoming post on that.  Earlier this week, Ellen and I returned to Costa Rica together.

While away, work on the house continued right along.  After the crew finished putting on the zinc sheeting on the upper roof the main focus has been on spraying the concrete (repello) on all of the walls.

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The finishing of the walls is a multi-step process.  About one-half of the material is applied with the first rough coat.

Wall with first coat of repello applied

Wall with first coat of repello applied

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Then, with the second coat sprayed on, the walls are leveled/flattened.  Lastly, a thin layer coating will be applied to smooth out the walls and fill in any imperfections.

This is a wall in the master bedroom after the second coat of repello.

This is a wall in the master bedroom after the second coat of repello.

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Outside terrace by the pool.

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Main living area and stairway up to the guest suite.

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Ellen out by the pool (covered with the plastic tarp).

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