Decisions, Decisions

Now that we completed the wall project, we have to move on to something else. There are many things that need done. We have narrowed our next big project down to four things. The other front dormer, the side dormer, the kitchen porch or the powder room in the back hallway. All four of these areas are in the process of falling down. We pray that we choose the right one. =)

10 thoughts on “Decisions, Decisions

  1. Roger March 26, 2022 / 00:39

    If the powder room is water tight, why not tackle an inside job for a change. Whatever you choose I’ll be looking forward to your videos.

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    • moorelandhouse March 26, 2022 / 06:50

      It is water resistant… it is going to be a dirty, dirty job. Rotten wood is really nasty.


  2. gordonulrickson March 26, 2022 / 03:20

    I think you gave the roof shedding water on the powder room area and porch so the continued deterioration in those areas is slowed dramatically. My concern would be with which area has the greatest potential for damaging others which makes collapse of the stone dormers move top for me. Looking at the photos it appears the trim is starting to bulge out on the side one making it next. Trust your judgment and actual inspection on which one is the worst and that is next.

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    • moorelandhouse March 26, 2022 / 06:48

      We have kept an eye on the side dormer since we acquired the Mooreland House. We measure the cracks every once in a while to make sure it isn’t moving. The concern with the kitchen porch is that the structure under the porch is starting to give way and we will lose half the slate roof over the kitchen. Maybe we will post the problems with each one.


      • gordonulrickson March 26, 2022 / 12:18

        If the dormers are not getting worse and the roof over the kitchen is than stabilizing that would be next. Keeping water out is top priority. I was thinking masonry work was something that needed warm weather.

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        • moorelandhouse March 26, 2022 / 15:01

          We made some short videos that Kerry is going to edit and put out next week for a better explanation.


  3. Ken Sherman March 28, 2022 / 20:57

    Maybe take both dormer facades down to relieve the stress on the walls below and to prevent further damage and put up temporary enclosures to keep the weather out and then tackle the kitchen porch so you don’t lose the slate. No need to fully complete them if you can mitigate the water intrusion for the time being.

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    • moorelandhouse March 28, 2022 / 21:01

      Excellent ideas. You have obviously done some of this before.


      • Ken Sherman March 29, 2022 / 08:24

        I have dealt with water issues before on my old house but nowhere near the amount you guys are dealing with. I am just a huge fan of old architecture and am an armchair enthusiast of preservation projects such as your. I only wish I had the time and money (my 2 year old daughter takes up both of those) to take up a similar project. Your project remind me of restoration work on several houses in Brush Park in Detroit MI, but the difference is most of them are done with huge crews of people, what you two have accomplished just by yourselves is astonishing. If you get the chance you should check out the “Henry Glover House Project” on Facebook to see what they have done with a Victorian Mansion which was even further destroyed than can be imagined.

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