Monday, March 1, 2010

The Floor Work Continues...

We weren’t able to get over to the house much this week because of other commitments. We rented a thermal camera from a guy at work and took images of the house on Monday. Even though we just spent a lot of time and energy on installing insulation, there were still some spots that were not insulated as much as we would like. Thankfully, we will be able to correct the majority of the issues. Below are a few images we took during our inspection (in one of them you can see our reflection in a window).

The contractor finally installed the windows in the sunroom. It looks great but it still smells bad – the previous owner used to keep the dogs there. Hopefully we’ll be able to remove the odor when the weather warms up a bit.

We worked a lot over the weekend on the floors. We were able to complete the floor in the den and kitchen. We have a lot of spots of bad floor boards that need to be replaced before we can refinish the floors. This involves removing the boards, chiseling out some of the board ends, reinforcing the subfloor, laying tar paper, cutting new boards to fit properly in the spot, pounding them into place, and face nailing or screwing them down. This is an extremely tedious process and it will take us at least the rest of the week to finish. Below are some pictures of the bad floor boards and part of the process of removing/replacing them.


  1. Keep up the great work guys! The sunroom looks nice!

  2. Wow Kristy, this is neat. I had no idea you could rent a thermal camera. It would be neat to have one of these on a night hike...