August 2016 Blog Posts (5)

DOWN THE CELLAR

Whether your house has a basement, a crawl space, or a root cellar, any space below grade is subject to water infiltration and its damaging effects. Let’s look at how to keep the water (and damp) out. 

By Mary Ellen Polson

Basements in older homes are…

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Added by Emily O'Brien on August 24, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Exposing the Brick

It all started with taking down the ceiling in the dining room.  The room above the dining room conveniently had only half the floor, so we were able to hit the ceiling from above rather than pulling it down on ourselves.  …

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Added by Leah F on August 22, 2016 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Thunder Mount your garages for safety and clean finished looks that add value.

You are going to buy Thunder Mounts for your garage there is no substitute. www.thundermountgarage.com…

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Added by Thunder Mount Garage Systems on August 16, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Victim of the Tin Men

Through speaking with neighbors and previous owners, I've learned that an older school teacher lived by herself in our old house decades ago. Though I don't know any details about her, I envision a late-middle-aged English teacher, widowed, trying to manage a home by herself.

I'm quite sure that the prospect of regular maintenance to the wooden siding, windows, and trim work on a 2.5 story home was daunting for someone completely dependent on paid labor for such projects.…

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Added by Stephen Saugnier on August 13, 2016 at 10:09am — No Comments

Linoleum Rugs

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Does anyone have information on, or is interested in Linoleum Rugs?  I have recently purchased an older home (1940's) and discovered 4-5 of these.  Some better condition than the others.  I will try to attach a picture. 

Added by Jodi on August 3, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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