Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Family House on the Lake: Demolition Begins

Demolition of the Roof and Screened Porch
Demo work uncovers crumbling stone foundations

Work has begun at the Family House on the Lake. First some interior work was taken care of, like permanently installing and raising a steel I beam up flush into the Living Room ceiling. This beam was put in by members of the family a while ago when they were concerned about the under-sized floor joists above their heads flexing too much for comfort when people walked around upstairs. It has been a bit of an eyesore with bright orange strapping holding it up there for years, but now it's up nestled among the joists and ready to be covered with a finished ceiling! They will have to tell future generations that it's even up there, once it gets hidden!

Excavate an old tree stump to make way for the addition
Demolition and excavation work is quickly accomplished with machines. Next the footings for the addition will be poured, and concrete will be added to shore up the old stone foundation, where needed.

See the previous post on this project to view the "before" pictures:

And stay tuned for more progress and, eventually, after/completed pictures!

Steel support beam raised flush in LR ceiling
Joist Hangers and Thru Bolts Installed

Before photo of Steel I beam 
Forms and reinforcing bars ready so footings for new addition can be poured

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