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Friday, January 13, 2012
December was a busy month! Besides all the holiday activities and some holiday travel, we actually got quite a bit accomplished on the old house. The major project was repairing the foundation. If you're going to do anything first on an old house project, tackle the foundation first! It will save you some headaches later on in the project and and will ensure to a major degree that the house is plumb and level. In our case we decided to replace all the cedar posts or piers with concrete pillars. We also discovered some major rot on several on the supporting beams on the edge of the house....those had to go! The majority of the piers were the original wooded posts so there were close to 100 years old! We hired a local foundation contractor who had done some previous work for us on another project and they did a good job. It took them about a 2 weeks only because of weather delayed their progress. As with all contractors make sure to check references and always stay close to the work being done.