Saturday, October 17, 2009

Archaeological excavations #1

The demolition has revealed that the brick patio in the side yard was laid directly on top of an existing concrete patio. (This is like an urban archaeological dig.) Removing the brick layer in turn revealed that the bottom of the post supporting the overhang outside the dining room has gone rotten at the bottom. Apparently moisture will have seeped down and been trapped between the layers at the base of the post. Now we have removed the brick that was supporting the post, it is no longer considered safe. So the builders' first action on Monday will be to add more posts to support the overhang before they climb onto the roof to start removing it.

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