Customer Projects

Subject: Wall Repair in 1822 Home
Date: August, 2006

Our customer reports:
This house was built in 1822. It is a classic Greek Revival, similar to many in the central New York area built in the early 1800ís. It has twelve rooms, four fireplaces and about 4,500 square feet of livable area. The area in the pictures shows the mortise and tenon construction at on of the corners of the house. Note the diagonal bracing and the mortise and tenon construction. Also notice the massive size of the vertical and horizontal members. Notice also that the method of “insulation” that was used in that era was to build a frame house with inside lath and plaster and outside clapboards, but to fill the stud space with bricks and mortar as the “insulation”. óDavid K.

Click on photos to see larger.
Picture 1

Picture 2

1. The foundation wall as it was found. Note the dry, deteriorated wood.

2. The entire area has been saturated with CPES™ (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer).

Picture 3 Picture 4

3. Fill-It™ Epoxy Filler is carefully applied to entire deteriorated area. The Fill-It chemically bonds with the CPES treated wood.

4. A mixture of Layup & Laminating Resin and wood flour are applied as bedding for new, lapped wood.

Picture 5 Picture 6

5. The lapped wood is bedded into the Layup & Laminating/wood flour mix.

6. The new wood has been treated with CPES for protection.

Picture 7  

7. Layup & Laminating Resin/wood flour is added to bring repair to side wall dimensions. Wire mesh was used to hold resin mix in place.

Return to Index