Progress at last. Last time I showed you what we did to rebuild the foundation. This time I can show you the framing for the new floor.
We decided to run the decking boards from the house to the front, instead of lengthwise. I'll explain why in an upcoming post. That decision determined how the framing framed out.
A few homemade piers were needed. Above are brick piers, below are 4x4 piers. Basically, Dan made them from materials that were handy.
Notice too, the yellow up-arrow in the lower right hand corner of the photo. See how it points to a shallow ridge of some sort? That is actually a row of bricks, nearly buried. They seem to outline a past ... what? Small porch? Except the existing porch roof is built right into the house roof and is open to the attic. There are always interesting clues to make us wonder what out house looked like when it was built 90 years ago.
Do you remember how pleased I was that the crawlspace is now supposedly critter proof? The night before I took this photo, I heard something on the porch and thought Dan was out there in the dark. Except he was in the house. The next morning we found that hole dug under and into the crawlspace. Dan set out a live animal trap but we didn't catch anything, nor was there another trace of animal activity after that.
Dan put extra support in front of the door and where the bay window will hopefully go.
Next step will be the porch floor. Click here for that.