The only thing more attractive than an old barn frame is the Virginia countryside.
So, to finish up the story on this old frame…
We did safely jack the building up and we put proper supports under her. We then went ahead and applied all the stress skin panels and “dried the house in”. We declined the offer to finish the house. Another builder came in and finished the project up and proudly to this day brags of his skills at timber framing.
And the builder who originally put this frame up? He’s still in business, and I still get calls to come fix what he started… but now I decline them all over the phone.
Some may ask how do you find a good builder, and avoid the bad ones?
Well, don’t read any of those articles that start out with… “Ten steps to getting a good contractor”
Do spend time at building supply places and talk to the old guys behind the counter. Most of them know what is going on.
Originally posted 2015-05-16 13:31:47.