Condo had no framing in exterior walls. Plaster attached to bricks with strapping only. No insulation in walls caused bedroom to only get to 49F on cold days. Two exterior walls were reframed with 2x4s and insulated with R-15 with vapor barrier. All vapor barrier edges were taped off, all framing intersections with ceilng and floor were foam insulated and all window cavities were insulated with foam as well to prevent drafts. New window trim and baseboard was added to match existing. Two new heaters were installed and temperature now can easily achieve 72F on cold days/nights.
HTCCI participated in the volunteer effort today to clean up the exterior of the Lowell Mason house and to get it ready for winter. Temporary red vinyl siding was added to cover the Tyvek paper. Gable end was scraped and painted red. Weeds and grass were weed wacked. General clean around the house.
Next Saturday is another volunteer day. Pictures to follow.
HTCCI recently replaced brick stairs that were falling apart with granite stairs and platform. The old stairs were removed and new concrete base was installed. Lead flashing was installed to prevent water migration into the sills/basement. New custom wrought iron railings are being fabricated.