Saturday, 26 March 2016

Getting Rid of Damp

It never rains but it pours.

Finally the temperature is starting to rise and we can get the much needed work done to the outside of the house that has stopped us from finishing our room.

Thankfully we have good friends that are in the building trade and that we trust to do the job properly.

Our home was built in 1908 so I guess the renovations are well over due.

As you can see the pointing was a little more than expected and porous bricks had to be removed.

It seams that we have had a 100 years of rubbish (crap as the builder termed it) fall between double wall so all of this rubbish (crap) needs to be removed.

As you can see it is quite a few bricks that has to be removed and replaced.

 

As they say, they don't build them as they used to.

You can see the bricks on the other side that need to be removed, the porous bricks are covered in white salt.

So lots of hammering and banging to get this all done but at least we are starting to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

 

4 comments:

Kimbo said...

Exactly what we're going through too Jak. We had no damp course in the kitchen as well as all the rubble in the cavity wall so that's been put in and a false floor added so the back door had to be raised too. I'm sure it will be worth it - just doesn't seem so at the moment x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Hope the weather holds & you get the work done really soon!
Happy Easter to you & yours!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Mad Mary said...

Hope the weather stays dry for you and you can get all the work done quickly. Happy Easter to you all

Mary xx

Theresa said...

Aww Jak These things are sent to try us It will be well worth it in the end
That light at the end of the tunnel will be brighter with every passing days
Hugs Hun. Tx