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07-06-2006 2:07 AM


  • Buying a new historical fixer-upper, have been restoring my current historical home for almost 14 years. My goal is to stabilize the home and then go about the changes systematically, but not as s-l-o-w-l-y as this home. Facia& Eaves, Flashing, Gutter/down spouts, home leveling (oh, joy), chimney inspection & estimate....and the list goes on.


  • Posted in thread: Sagging Investment Property on 07-05-2006 at 09:01 PM
    How long are you looking to work on it before you sell it, or are you going to rent it for a
    while, then sell it?If you've jacked up a house before and done the structural supporting work,
    then you kn...

  • Posted in thread: add a non-supporting concrete "skirting" under log house on 07-05-2006 at 08:49 PM
    Have you checked out - they don't have detailed answers like that online,
    but they do post phone numbers and their web site is very interesting.

  • Posted in thread: painting and cutting rot out of exterior planks on 07-05-2006 at 08:45 PM
    With proper wood prep, good base like Kiltz (which covers stains too) and good weather when
    it's applied an oil paint will hold up to southern exposure for 5 years, maybe more. I have an
    all cedar pla...

  • Posted in thread: dry rot and mold on 07-05-2006 at 08:39 PM
    And here's my two cents on the inspection/contractor topic: Do your homework first - look up
    the type of damage you see around your home and then go on the web and search like crazy,
    search at the lib...

  • Posted in thread: dry rot and mold on 07-05-2006 at 08:26 PM
    What kind of mold is harmful to breath? I'm not talking about allergies, but I wondered if some
    types of mold are environmentally bad. The home I'm trying to purchase now has water in
    basement, as wel...


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