Monthly Archives: November 2016

Rubble, Rubble, Toil and Trouble*

Here in New England most of our older houses have rubble foundations. Rubble foundations are uncut stone, often called field stone. Even the best builders of rubble foundations had spaces between the stones that essentially connect the soil directly to … Continue reading

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The Holiday Season is Here

Thanksgiving morning and the local paper arrived at approximately 20 times its normal weight. The sales fliers will be recycled (in our house) or tossed in the trash. The next batch will arrive on Saturday and Sunday. I was thinking … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s gonna smell…

  Sometimes you just get a lot of the same thing around the same time. The past couple of weeks it’s been the wrong way to insulate concrete walls. Out of the three instances recently, two were a bit, shall … Continue reading

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