December 3, 2012

Hilarious/Terrifying Things We See In Our House: Part Nine


No turning back now. The renovation has officially entered phase two (although it feels like phase 239) and the back yard has a crater in it. Even though this is a pretty big milestone, there are times when it honestly feels like this is never going to end. Onward.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at December 3, 2012 9:00 AM
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BJN- It was built around 1915. New England. So yeah, par for the course up here. All of the old ones in the area have all the same problems/charm.

Posted by: Tool Snob at December 3, 2012 2:01 PM

What vintage is your house? I a rubble (sorry, er, fieldstone) foundation expected for a house of this era in your neck of the woods?

Posted by: BJN at December 3, 2012 1:56 PM

Jeff - it is indeed that side of the house. The bad corner is the far one. I'll put up a better picture to show what's going on over there. The giant chunk of concrete is gone and in its place is....nothing. At least until the form guys get here.

Joe - You're right, there's not much specifically terrifying about the excavation (it's a little dicey at the corner Jeff mentioned). The fieldstone is actually in pretty good condition. I was worried that there would be boulders just below grade. We hit ledge sooner than we wanted to though, so there might be some complications there. The waste line is going to be lowered once the form work is done.

Posted by: Tool Snob at December 3, 2012 1:37 PM

Is this the corner of the house from Part 8 where the foundation was falling away?

Posted by: jeff_williams at December 3, 2012 1:01 PM

I fail to see the hilarity/terror, other than of course, having a crater for a backyard, but that happens with all excavation.

is the sewer line deep enough? how bad will it be all winter with the line exposed like that?

Posted by: Joe at December 3, 2012 12:56 PM
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