The reno is complete now so this blog will fill you in on what has happened since over a year ago. No excuses for not posting, just busy with my clients.
A pleasant surprise, one of few, to see the exterior walls insulated. It just needed some touching up where small pieces had been fitted into the non-standard framing spaces.
When into an old house project, This one is over 125 years old, it's inevitable that when you touch one thing it will have a ripple...or earthquake, effect on something else. This day it was an earthquake...the plaster kept falling! Nothing a bit of gypsum board, plaster, paint & money can't fix.
It was quite amazing to see that wall studs with the bottom 12' rotted away were able to support a 2-storey bay window overhead! So not completely trusting the dangling studs bearing capacity, it was decided to replace all this framing, excavate the ground away from the wood framed portion of the wall and enhance the drainage away from the house with a thick bed of clean crushed rock. It's interesting to note that when we are swooned by all the pretty renovation pictures in various types of media, what a wave of excitement one can experience from a few new 2"x6"'s!!!!