This past week has seen a flurry of activity, with approvals from the city for the new retaining wall... and digging the trenches for the new wall structure. Much like the houses of its time, Cannon House will have angular zigs and zags in this new addition. Today also saw the removal of the house's … Continue reading Digging the Dirt… And The Trenches
There are points in every reno where you have to make a tough decision that has no good answer. Today was one of those days. Due to a measuring error, we either had to scale back and modify a critical part of the new kitchen and mud room, or modify the brick-serpentine wall. After some … Continue reading Big Decision No. 1: Pac Man Edition
Brick, brick pieces and mortar refuse is a common occurrence in renovation and building. In our case, we only had a small amount of unusable brick after the initial demo. When Cannon House was renovated in 2008, we brought in a brick chipper and put the remnants under the new porch to help with drainage. … Continue reading #EcoBuild Tip No. 1: To Chip or Not to Chip?