Stone Wall Concreting - Building a Bathroom from Scratch (Part 1)

It has been a little bit more than a year, since we started to manage and rebuild our rural country house. For the first year we had no water here. Few days ago we drilled a bore hole, and one of the next major tasks is to build a bathroom.

Again, it will take a lot of time and a lot of investment. Bathroom will be built from scratch in the most damaged part of the house, it will involve building new outer wall and of course drawing in water supply. For more than 120 years this house hadn't featured such extra as a water. Let's change that. And we will start with concreting upper part of a stone wall. Some time ago we took the old chimney down and now we can proceed.

Preparation works before concreting

Preparation works before concreting

Today I will concrete just one (right side) wall of this huge stone wall. There is installed a temporary deck, as we used it last year on roof works.

Preparation works before concreting

Preparation works before concreting

In the background you can see doors to the loft room I repaired a while ago

Cleaning upper part of stone wall before concreting

Cleaning upper part of stone wall before concreting

I need to concrete this part, so I can install bearing beams and supportive beams, and then we will continue to installing new outer walls (later on that)

Rotten walls and crumbled wall stone

Rotten walls and crumbled wall stone

Concrete mixture

Concrete mixture

Those mixtures can do amazing things. See how I plastered kitchen walls with a plaster mixture

The result

The result

After a few hours and 3 sacks of concrete mixture the upper part of concrete has been done. I will add more concrete a few days latter and then we will proceed actually installing beams. 

About Reinis Fischer

Reinis Fischer is a Drupal Developer who works and lives in Tbilisi. A programmer by day and a writer by night. Or Vice Verse. Covers topics on Travel, Restaurant Reviews, Finances, Blogging e.t.c. Loves DIY and recently is excelling as a main constructor in his latest project - home remodeling.
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