The never ending story with my adventures on home remodeling and building a bathroom continues. In todays part 3 I will tell you a brief photo story how I strengthened a beam on the stone wall.

See part 1 and learn more how I actually concreted this stone wall, while in part 2 see how we actually installed first bearing beams above bathroom ceiling. I'm of course talking not only about bathroom, but about a stronger and stable house as well (as bathroom will be built later into this space)

Tonight I didn't sleep, I was thinking all night along on how should I will replace outer wood walls with AAC blocks. Previous day I had bought masonry drill and special glue for concreting bolts (left from previous year's roof works)

I was eager to startĀ drilling that huge stone wall at 4:00 AM, thus I waited until 7:00, and the I striated. Should I mention - my partner was not very pleased about my morning activities?

Drilling holes for bolts

Drilling holes for bolts

I had to use two types of drills - wood drill and masonry drill. I drilled for about 6-7 cm each and later with help of a special masonry glue concreted bolts in the stone wall. This is a very important integral part of houses backbone - correctly installed and strengthened beam can save a house's roof from a strong wind, for example, by keeping it a top on theĀ house.

Concreting below beam

Concreting below beam

More concreting to make it rock solid.

View to the upcoming bathroom from second floor

View to the upcoming bathroom from second floor

Do you see a bathroom there? Nope? Me neither. Hopefully by the Spring of 2017 it will be finished.