Priceville Ontario Farm House Restoration | JCB & SONS. This is our latest project: our customer bought this as a getaway home, to connect with their family and friends and leave city life behind. They really wanted a classic Ontario Farm House. They want their home to be a safe place for their family to retreat to. So everything here will be done with energy efficiency and healthy living in mind. Where they can be confident with the air quality in their home.
The old house had receive multiple, poorly done renovations over the years, receiving layers of wall paneling and layers of floors. We stripped it all back, removing everything.
The addition foundation has some cracks in it and is leaking, so this will get the full treatment during our project to fix all these problems.
The old electrical fuse panel is outdated, broken, and almost completely rusted out.
The house is a double brick construction, there are no studs. They walls were strapped and than lathe and plaster was put on. We have stripped it right back removing everything. We will install a new floor system, and install new studs to allow for proper insulation, modern wiring, and a place to route the plumbing and duct work for the heating and ventilation
Lot of bracing was installed to keep the home secure while the floors are removed and reconstructed.
One of the things that is really important to our customer is air quality. Air quality is important in every home, but in this situation some of the family are exceptionally sensitive to air quality. This addition had never received a vapour barrier, in fact the opposite - they put a plastic wrap on the outside forcing the house to condensate. You can see that it has caused a mold on the exterior wall sheathing. The sheathing will be removed and the house re-sheathed ready for new siding. We will also be using polyurethane spray foam on this home.
The old floor joist are full of dry rot, they aren't level, and also can't span the distance they are spanning. We removed them to install a new level strong floor.
We installed footings to carry the new floor going in, and than put in washed stone to pour the new cement floor on.
This is the plastic wrap they put on the outside of the home causing the mold on the inside of the home. It will all be removed. Also the cement block foundation was never parged. We will be digging this up to parge it and install a waterproofing.
Check out our video posts of the progress we have made on this project.