Sunday, September 18, 2011

The End of Tuckpointing

The tuckpointing is finished! It was an ongoing project for the bulk of the summer and today my wife finished off the last bit. The pointing ended exactly where the slipforming ended last year - the south peak.
We are ecstatic that we can move on from another very large project. Hats off to my wife and my mom for doing all the tooling.
Today we also started putting trim around the windows.
And on Saturday ... watermelon harvest!


  1. Beautiful Jared! And the watermelons too! ;P

  2. Thanks for the kind words!. The big green(er) melons actually have yellow fruit on the inside and they are delicious.

  3. its looking great...what a super job you're doing.

  4. Hi Jarod and Jen,

    We are following your home building with great interest have acquired land and a crappy little house 18 months ago. We are looking to build a slipform home and found your blog one of the best for detail.

    When you built the forms I can see that you used 3 sheets of styrofoam on the inside but in one picture you have wood dividers between the sections of forms. Are these removable spacers or what were they for and how did they work out?

    Best regards,


  5. Ken Bogart - Thanks!
    Ken Walker - You are exactly right, they were removable spacers. We used them on the first set of forms (bottom of wall) of each new wall. The reason being, we didn't have a previous set of forms to bolt them to in order to keep them from coming too close together. It is kind of a pain, but it was the only solution we could think of for the first set of forms. It is great to hear from other people slip forming or even thinking about it. Do you plan to write a blog? Feel free to ask any more questions and I will try to help or at least keep you from making the same mistakes I did.

  6. Amazing blog guys. We're building a house (almost finished) way out in Mongolia as we work here with a humanitarian project. Am starting a blog too. Wish I had started before but just got caught up with the house. We're also starting a poplar plantation here. Will keep up on your blog and would love to ask some questions via email if possible.

  7. I'm always up for info sharing. Especially on the poplars. I'm hoping to make my own cuttings from our property for the first time next spring.