4 April, 2023 seen 26It has been a while since our latest update from the Vilgāle apartment in Latvia. Back in the Summer, I did flooring…
Some build home by pouring in foundation first, we started by replacing roof, removing walls and then pouring in foundation. Sounds intrigue? Continue reading to learn more.
In today's home remodeling series a day when we removed first wall and finished pouring in concrete for foundation for our upcoming bathroom.
I had a handy hands today, Guntars, we started our cooperation already last year, he helped me a lot with roof replacement works. The plan for today was following, to demolish old log wall and pour in the final layer of foundation.
Removing first decks from the wall
It might sound as a complicated task,but in our case it was not, as most of the log and decks were rotten already a century ago. As you can see from picture above, Guntars is removing careless nailed decks from the part where use to been a door - well we didn't now that then, thus I had an idea, there have been a doors some time ago. By reading archives about our property I have learnt that there has been a huge fire in 1967, and half of the house has been burnt. Now we will uncover some details of the past.
We have an idea to re-use old logs from house walls and to build a rustic fence around our territory.
Scars from the past
As you can see, there clearly have been doors in the past, also we can see there have been fire at this part of the house, maybe it can explain why we are missing foundation at this part of house.
It's not perfectly visible in above picture, but we have used three supporting beams to fix roof in the level . Now once we have removed this part of wall, it's time to pour in last, leveling, layer of concrete for foundation and soon we will construct this wall from scratch,
Now we have a rock solid foundation (at this part there were no foundation at all) and now after some time we will put a new wall here, getting one step closer to our upcoming bathroom.
View toward house from garden
I won't sleep very well this night as I will be concerned about supporting beams and seeing the roof a top on the house next morning. Otherwise - Awesome!