"Ol Man Winter, Dat Ol' Man Winter
He mus' know sumpin' - But don' say nuthin'
He jes' keeps rollin', he keeps rolling along!
Hammerstein and Kern (sort of)
Others have alluded to this. We have been feeling the pinch of winter's imminent arrival with our roof project. Steve had ground out all the joints in the parapet wall, but time was ticking and it's been raining ALOT lately, which has delayed the work getting done too.
So, we had to call in our heros from Miro Home Improvement to help him finish the parapet. They are not masons, but they did a beautiful job. And best of all- it's done and we can now have a real roof put on.
Look, a rebuilt chimney. What a sight for sore eyes.
Here you see a close up of the parapet wall rebuilt. Note the zinc plated metal rod inserted between the two courses of bricks. In case you're interested, this is to minimize seasonal movement of the top of the wall, which is prone to rapid deterioration due to the elements etc...
Our masonry consultant recommended this because the parapet wall is not very tall- only 6 bricks tall. Clay coping tiles will go along the top of the parapet.
I am really glad this is done. Every time it rains, I cringe because of our lack of a complete roof. We only have one layer on because this brickwork had to be finished. We should be getting our finished roof within a week.
I think I have nerves of steel after living with a temporary roof for 3 months now.