destruction creationPosted: September 17, 2012
at the end of the second week (pregnancy week 26) the demolition is mostly finished. we have removed the perimeter walls in the main house, some of the interior walls, the kitchen/dining room floor, and the chimney. here are some before and after shots.
so far no surprises, other than extra holes in the floor! putting down a new subfloor will help to tighten up the house and eliminate drafts. this week we will add supporting columns in the basement and sister some of the beams. this will help to remove the “springiness” from the ground floor and reduce sagging. also this week we will reframe the perimeter walls. those exposed studs (in the first demo photo above) will be removed and a beam from the barn will be inserted where that wall had been.
the chimney has come down, and the bricks will be repurposed (someday) as a patio. The char marks on the bricks are telling.