I wanted to jump on here real quick and give you an update on our flip house. If you missed the first post in November, you can read about this little house we purchased HERE.
Truthfully, this house was in such bad shape that most people would have torn it down and started from scratch. But Cy and I LOVE to restore what seems lost and make it brand new again. It was pretty obvious when we bought it that there was some serious issues with the foundation, but after assessing it, Cy knew he could fix it. Other than that, the “bones” of the rest of the house were pretty good!
You can see in the picture above, that I took of the house in November, the right side of the house is drooping. After a process that is way too hard to explain, Cy was able to jack up the foundation and stabilize it on the right side of the house.
He also had to sister in some new floor joists in the foundation. You can see that below…
New joists runs the full length and becomes a “Sister” joist to the old one that had damage. It is attached with construction adhesive and 3” screws.
Most people will just nail the joists on, but that is not the correct way to do it. You must use a liberal amount of adhesive and 3 inch screws staggered every 12 inches.
Cy still has more to do, like pouring a concrete foundation (or something like that!,) but it’s been to cold and muddy to do that. As soon as the weather warms up, he will continue to work on making the foundation even stronger.
I made a youtube video of my Instagram stories from a few weeks ago. I show you the foundation on the inside of the house, and Cy talks briefly about what he did. We still have a loooong way to go, but it will be fun!
So what do you think? Are we crazy for taking this project on?! haha!