Project Option: 4

This area of the Mooreland House is beyond repair. We have just been letting it deteriorate but we think it might be time to clean it up. If this area falls in, there is really no damage to the rest of the house. The roof is held up by the brick walls surrounding this area. The fix in this area would be to remove all the rotten wood and close this area of the house off. This would be nasty, dirty work but it all needs done. This area needs all new floor joists and walls.

8 thoughts on “Project Option: 4

  1. Christopher March 31, 2022 / 18:44

    Hello you both of you. I throughly enjoy the great and tedious work your doing on such a gem. Keep up the great work. I have watched all 4 videos pertaining to the 4 options you have presented. I recommend starting with the option 4 which you mentioned is in dangerous condition. I would clean it up and provide temporary shoring up in order to provide some structural integrity that is safe for you to past through just area. When that area is safe I would then move on to tackle one of the out side option as you need to take advantage of the spring and summer weather that is approaching. Take a break from working on another dormer in the front, maybe start in the side porch and roof that is calapsing. The final decision is with you to decide. God bless from brother Christopher. I live in the city of Hamilton, province of Ontario in Canada.

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    • moorelandhouse March 31, 2022 / 18:49

      Thanks for being part of the family! We have kind of decided to do a little bit on all of them just to keep them from collapsing. You are absolutely correct about the Powder Room being a dangerous situation.

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  2. Denise Almazar March 31, 2022 / 22:14

    Golly, this area needs a lot of work. I know it will be amazing once you are finished. I know it must be so satisfying to see how much better each project becomes once you finish working on them. No matter which you choose, it will bring you a step closer to having a sturdy house that you can be proud of!

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    • moorelandhouse April 1, 2022 / 06:27

      Once we remove this area it is going to look like a big open space until we get back to it. It will be safe to walk through though.

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  3. Margaret March 31, 2022 / 23:09

    Yikes! Frank and Kerry, wow! It’s a good thing you like a challenge. I know almost nothing about renovations but based on what you’ve shown, I’d say shore up the kitchen porch, clean up the powder room area so it’s not such a hazard, maybe even demo that corner(?), and then start on the dormers. Is the powder room located under the flat roof by the stain glass? I’m glad you guys are having fun anyway. We’re all rooting for you!

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    • moorelandhouse April 1, 2022 / 06:26

      Yes, this is the area directly below that flat roof by the stained glass window. This is what happens when a roof is allowed to leak for years and years. We have a piece of equipment ordered that will help us get to the dormers so the kitchen porch and powder room have jumped up to the front of the list.

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  4. Lisa Adkins April 2, 2022 / 09:54

    I agree that this area is in really bad shape. I would clean it all up secure it the best you can for now and then think about what you want to do with it. If feasible maybe make it into a nice porch or a little sun room. Taking it out completely might take away from the look of the house.

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    • moorelandhouse April 2, 2022 / 19:06

      Oh, we don’t plan on taking any of the brick down or the roof. The entire area needs gutted in order to put in some sound lumber to make new floors and walls. We might get rid of all the debris and then come back to visit it later to restore it.

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