Saturday, February 20, 2010

Work has Begun

Work has finally begun, the first thing being done is the floor in the back of the building has to be repaired. At first, our carpenter Tony, thought we would be able to jack up the floor and just replace the beam. The floor was sagging under the weight of wood that was stacked on it and a cast iron stove. Also, some of the back wall is being framed out.

When he went under the floor he saw that the beams had all cracked in that area and the floor had to be torn up and replaced. We did not count on having to replace this part of the floor. The floor is 3-1/4 " x 3/4" vertical grain Douglas Fir. We are trying to decide what to replace the floor with. Douglas Fir is more expensive than oak and not as durable. We have some decisions to be made; I will let you know what we decide.

This is one of the beams from under the floor. As you can see, it has some rot and is broken.

1 comment:

  1. Seismic Safety provides floor leveling for a sagging floor or other foundation problems.