Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes by George NashAn excellent book on renovating old houses, it includes a fair number of drawings of older styles of construction. Information on insulation and waterproofing are a bit dated, Id recommend looking for more current information. Most techniques shown are not minor repairs, you need some serious experience or assistance. While I have restored a condemned house, it was a lot of work and Im too old and impatient to do it anymore.
This is a good book on the subject, but dont get overconfident based on this or other similar works, be wary of houses that need such major rework.
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Track my home. Now that we're safely ensconced in , let's blow out the candles. Homes all over the country turned years old this year. A hundred years ago, America was heading into the Roaring '20s and radical change. Automobiles, the end of World War I, and women's suffrage dominated headlines, and for the first time in U.
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