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by sk3499
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Advice on contractors/structural engineer in Mass
Replies: 2
Views: 7259

Re: Advice on contractors/structural engineer in Mass

Structural engineers will tell you how to fix it, good old house guys will tell you how to fix it and keep the house looking traditional. Don't let them talk you into LVLs, use white oak for beams.
by sk3499
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Plank house
Replies: 4
Views: 7846

Re: Plank house

I own a 1725 house in MA. I have the same problem and have done much research. The best solution is to do spray foam insulation on the outside of the house, but that requires tearing off all the siding and putting studs on the outside, then putting siding back on once the foam is sprayed between the...
by sk3499
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I need, I need...to see pics of your home's exterior!
Replies: 780
Views: 634325

Re: I need, I need...to see pics of your home's exterior!

1725 new england saltbox
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by sk3499
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: waterproofing old stone foundation home.. i need some help!
Replies: 34
Views: 124668

Re: waterproofing old stone foundation home.. i need some he

You want to be very careful about waterproofing a stone foundation wall. If hydrostatic pressure builds up on the outside it could push the wall in. Water coming thru the wall relieves the pressure as it is now. I know cause I have a 1725 saltbox with stone foundation and I have talked with several ...
by sk3499
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Ideas for large window on antique saltbox
Replies: 1
Views: 6164

Ideas for large window on antique saltbox

I am going to add a mudroom to my house (1725 saltbox). The windows from the time were small. I am adding the mudroom onto a 20th century extension to the house, which has sets of 2 of the same type of window as the rest of the house (double hung). I would like to put a picture window in the mudroom...