Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dig It

"The Project" (aka: Taj MaBarn) is officially underway. Phase one is to build a foundation under the barn... which requires digging out all around it, so that cement can be poured, and cinder blocks stacked up to support it.

Amazing as that process is, what's more remarkable is that this building has stood, straight and true, for over 150 years without a foundation. Just a few rocks, stacked carefully, and placed strategically, around the perimeter.

I've been tempted to ask why this doesn't fall into the "If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" category of home repair, but the architect and builder seem pretty committed to the idea of a foundation...

1 comment:

Joyce said...

What fun to watch this project. Kind of like "This Old House" on TV. Count me here daily.