The deconstruction is now going pretty much to schedule, but we just did not start soon enough due to all the lost time re-engineering the structure to meet the new District policies. May was meant to be tear down month but both April and May were generally spent on re-engineering and drawing and getting the house fully empty. This is one downside to doing ALL the work myself - There is no overlap. In general, I did not start this project prepared. I had intended to purge and empty the house over the winter, but was generally fully occupied with drawing, redesign, and variance approvals.
I have pretty much given up on a schedule at this point and am just working as hard as I can each day to move forward. The actual deconstruction did not start until May 12 with the removal of the Kitchen followed shortly after by the laundry room. We then had to prepare for the asbestos remediation. Since the remediation of the asbestos laden drywall completed June 4, I have been able to lift up aprox 650 sq. ft. of beech hardwood flooring (including grinding off nails), removed wood panelling from hallways, removed all of the wood planking that was installed behind the panelling, and as of yesterday remove all of the non-bearing internal walls.
|Front entrance at back left. White wall used to be bathroom and back right was spare bedroom. Wall in foreground is the central bearing wall holding up the ceiling joists.|
Lets see how well I do meeting this goal.
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