At this point I was hoping to post my newly polished studio floor. No such luck.
Above is my not so newly polished floor sitting on the front porch.
It's not a fun story...
Muzza the floor guy came the other day to sand the floor (above is the before shot).
All looks ok but when you looked closely there was big areas of rot, especially in the old verandah boards over near the window.
We decided that the floor needed to be replaced. We had discussed it a while ago but I was hoping that when it was sanded it would be ok. No such luck.
Sooooo.... Lyn ripped up the boards, in fact, half the room's worth.
The old joists in the end part of the room weren't even attached to anything and some had rotted.
This is where it got nightmarish. You now the saying, "to open a can of worms"?
Well, how about "a room of worms"???
We discovered a leaky pipe and heaps of mushy soil. It gets worse...amongst the soil were colonies of worms. It was truly disgusting! We had to dig out a few wheelbarrows of soil and worms, put in brick supports, a new beam and joists (as you can see below).
Starting to take shape.
Site supervisor Molly keeping a close watch on things.
Yay! A new, level, solid floor - all in one day!!
$600 in materials and plenty of super sore muscles later we are much happier!