One too Many.

We put 15 more bags of concrete into the Mooreland House. We were mixing it up in our mixing tub two bags at a time. We weren’t able to use one of the bags we mixed because we ran out of room. The stone facade in this part of the house is completely backed by concrete now. We have a very solid wall!

6 thoughts on “One too Many.

  1. Anne Young October 14, 2021 / 19:20

    What a great sight! When you finish securing all of the walls and replacing all of the windows, Miss Mooreland will be able to withstand a century or more of storms that will come her way. Rejoice in accomplishing this milestone!πŸŽ‰πŸŽΆπŸ’¨πŸ‘

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    • moorelandhouse October 14, 2021 / 19:35

      Funny how you say that so nonchalantly. “Once you secure all the walls and replace all the windows.” =) We are definitely gluttons for punishment.

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  2. Carrie Myers October 14, 2021 / 19:40

    So are you anticipating having that do that on all the other walls and facades too? 😳

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    • moorelandhouse October 14, 2021 / 19:56

      This was the worst area. We will have to do quite a bit of repair to other walls and dormer facades but we shouldn’t have to take them down nearly as far as this one. We started with the one that seemed like it would have fallen down first. =)

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  3. KEN HEIT October 16, 2021 / 13:04

    Did you investigate Indiana limestone Institute for recommendations on building the wall. There is some debate about grouting the cavity between the limestone and the brick. In your case, filling it with concrete. It would seem to be superior and strong to say the least but some think it could cause some moisture problems down the road. How were the walls originally built? I think you said there was a cavity and the limestone was tied to the brick every so often. It certainly does look beautiful.

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    • moorelandhouse October 16, 2021 / 13:48

      We did download and read the document from Indiana Limestone Institute. It was instrumental in our decision making process. The wall was built as a “solid” structure. With the lime mortar on the exterior of the wall, any moisture will be transported to the outside and evaporated. Regular cement mortar does not transport any water so it is dealt with in a much different way. Thanks for your insight. It sounds like you know what you are talking about.

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