Construction crews lay the foundation Tuesday at Michael and Cindy Sharrock's residence in Rossville, GA., during the third day of filming Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The house is being customized for the Sharrock's nine-year-old son, Patrick, who has brittle bone disease. Staff photo by Dan Henry.
Crew members at the Extreme Makeover build have all of the exterior walls for the foundation set.
This is the spot where they hoped to be earlier this morning when the 8 a.m. shift began.
Celebrity designer Leigh Anne Tuohy gave a quick update to media members just before noon, giving a few clues about the home.
She said the new house will have wider hallways, all level surfaces and rounded corners to keep it safer for Patrick Sharrock, the 9-year-old boy with brittle bone disease at the center of the project.
Tuohy said the front yard will be leveled and the designers Ed Sanders and Xzibit have a project plan for the backyard if they have time to finish it.
Lead builder Craig Smith said the crew overnight ran into "soil issues" and had to call an engineer and extra loads of gravel in at 1 a.m.
Some of the delays were due to a septic system which crews were unaware of. He remained confident that the delay would not effect the teams ability to finish the build on time.
He said, in two days, the Makeover build is already where a normal build would be after three weeks of work.
Smith said the foundation would be completed and the framing crew would hopefully start work this afternoon.
Overnight workers with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew ran into a snag when they unearthed an old septic system underneath the build site in Rossville.
The crew had hoped to have the foundation in place in the early morning hours but were still working to get the pre-fabricated foundation walls in place with a giant crane around 9:45 a.m.
A briefing from builders is scheduled for 10:00a.m. and more details will be available after the briefing.
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Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009. Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee ...