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Old 03-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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does anyone know how field stone was typically installed in the 1920's?

I have just purchased a home with fieldstone facade.. my guess is that instead of a cavity wall they adheared the stone directy to the sheathing.... any thoughts?

one more item... im a bit upset i didnt notice this when i inspected the house...

notice the columns on my front porch. i noticed today they are bowing outward quite a bit.. the previous owners have been adding mortar between to attempt to repair but i believe this is making the bowing worse with time.

any suggestions how to straghten out these columns? i was thinking i would chip out all the mortar in the cracks, jack the columns back so they are stright again, then remove one stone and drill into the wall beyond and mortar in a rod to tie the wall to the column. then remortar the crack and any joints that cracked when i jacked it. but im looking for more opinions..

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sorry i ment to put this thread in construction.

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does anyone know how field stone was typically installed in the 1920's?

I have just purchased a home with fieldstone facade.. my guess is that instead of a cavity wall they adheared the stone directy to the sheathing.... any thoughts?

one more item... im a bit upset i didnt notice this when i inspected the house...

notice the columns on my front porch. i noticed today they are bowing outward quite a bit.. the previous owners have been adding mortar between to attempt to repair but i believe this is making the bowing worse with time.

any suggestions how to straghten out these columns? i was thinking i would chip out all the mortar in the cracks, jack the columns back so they are stright again, then remove one stone and drill into the wall beyond and mortar in a rod to tie the wall to the column. then remortar the crack and any joints that cracked when i jacked it. but im looking for more opinions..

thanks!

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I think it was directly adhered to the sheathing. As for the columns, are they load bearing?
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Wow,Handsome house! Can someone capture and post his picture?

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yes.. the columns are bearing..

im curious if there is a wood post inside them.. im sure there must be.

the weight of the roof is bowing the columns outward and without stripping off the fieldstone veneer i would like to realign the columns and prevent future failure.
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You have to make sure the wood beam is sound.
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the beam above is fairly sound.. however i am going to reinforce it by sistering it on the inside because it is sagging a couple inches in the centre... its the 2 columns im worried about!

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