Thursday, June 4, 2015


It is not unusual to find cracks in the wall of old homes.  Rather than "groan", it can be a source of information

These cracks tell of an earlier wall finish that had been sprayed on.  The finish is very, very hard and difficult to cut even with a vibrating blade.  The smell when cutting reminded me of the smell when having dental work!
The original mortar shows beneath the finish in this section of the Kitchen wall.  Both of these cracks are located in the chimney area and may be related to the crack on the west outside wall that we repaired.  Of course colors seen tell stories of past owners.  In this age of one line twits, I often wonder how many people can deal with the duration and detail of a project that takes years.

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