I can answer questions in the following categories: architectural design, architectural woodwork, structural design, building construction, kitchen and bath design. PLEASE indicate your state or region, so I can provide the best possible answer. PLEASE provide photos whenever possible.
30 years in the building design and construction field, with emphasis on residential and light commercial projects. This includes over 10 years performing property condition assessments on commercial and industrial properties.
Author of "Architectural Woodwork - Details for Construction" published by Van Nostrand Reinhold (now Wiley).
BS Cornell University.
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Bill, If the house was actually constructed in the 1870s, then it is possible, even likely, that it was originally built in the second empire style. If it was constructed pre-1860 or so, then second
Jonathan, Sorry to take so long getting back to you. This is a difficult problem and as I sifted through a few semi-plausible alternatives, only one really stands out as practical. I don't know how
As far as I know, and I am not an expert, major commercial airport runways are made of concrete. Secondary runways or taxi areas can be asphalt pavement. Small craft landing strips can be dirt or gravel
Mike, As long as the post has a concrete footing at the base, it should be OK. Some builders use a dry mix to save labor (it will eventually harden from absorbed moisture, but results are inconsistent)
Mike, The perma-column (or some variation of it) does a perfect job of protecting the wood from decay. Just realize that by interrupting the continuous post with a somewhat weak joint, you lose some
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