|A jack was used to support the upper beam|
|The carpenter removed the cross bracing...|
|...then removed the vertical supports|
|After the bracing and supports were removed, the rotted foundation log was removed|
|Not much holding up the upper beam|
|The first half of the foundation log was removed...|
|...and then the second half was removed|
|The plumber drilled a very large hole in the foundation|
The plumber drilled a four inch in diameter hole in the concrete foundation. Erika said that it took him about 30 minutes. I think the hole is for the drain line from the master bedroom toilet.
Erika asked me,"Aren't you sad to see the logs removed?" I quickly replied, "You mean the rot? Heck no!" I think the house looks open and new since those ugly cross beams are gone. Nope. I don't miss those rotted logs at all. I wonder if the carpenter could do the same to the rest of the house? Dreamer...
|These logs were given to a neighbor for firewood|
|The rot will be removed with a chainsaw and replaced with an 8x8|
|The opposite side cross bracing, vertical supports and foundation logs are removed. Hinoki sill plates are installed.|
|Remember the rotted log that was here? It's gone!|
|This transformation was completed in one day!|