For me, the main goal in having my nephew come up to work was to get the front porch fixed. The steps are cement and fine, but the cap or decking is wooden and was rotting in places - Not Safe! So , after the dining room wallpaper was removed and the plaster worked on, the boys started working on ripping out the porch top. Wow! What a mess! Not only was the tongue in groove top rotten in a couple places, but the supports were rotten under the pillars. Some was water damaged and some was eaten away by carpenter ants.
|Pillar is braced and the boards are being pried out.|
|Mildew AND rot - what fun!|
|My nephew's thumb gives you an idea of the scale of the tunnels that were|
bored through the wood.
|Mostly water rot.|
|Helping Daddy is fun - once we've vacuumed out the spider webs!|