|Tearing out the existing floor. There was only one damp spot under there,|
indicating a drainage issue which will have to be addressed. The rest was dry.
|We always try to salvage what we can, to reuse. The wood is old, however.|
There was some splitting of the floor beams/joists, but most are still usable.
| The first problem to be addressed was the ductwork going to my studio. Dan|
wanted to seal off the crawlspace, but had to do something about those ducts
|He wasn't happy with the existing piers, which are a hodge-podge of bricks,|
rocks, and chunks of wood; whatever the builder could grab at the time!
|He used Great Stuff spray foam to seal those mouse gaps I told you about.|
|Other side. You can see where someone had knocked a hole in the|
foundation. This was done at several places around the house,
wherever someone wanted access. Dan added the 4x4s for support.
|We figured the easiest and cheapest way to seal off the |
crawlspace was with backerboard (cement board).
|This will block the crawlspace from critters, drafts, and wind.|
|It's such a relief to have all this done. It's been impossible to heat or cool|
the 3 rooms at the front of the house. This is the beginning of fixing that.
Next time, that goat news I told you about.
Progress on the front porch continued here.