Sunday, November 6, 2011

Earthquake Up-Date

Earthquake update.... We have had damage to the house.

We were so concerned about the foundation we never even thought to check the upstairs guest bedrooms and upstairs library. Those three rooms have had no work done on the original plaster walls or ceilings.

There were items that fell to the floor from shelves but the main problems are the ceilings.

The ceiling in the smallest guest room looks like it's about to fall in - there is cracking everywhere and it is sagging in spots. The two inner walls that form the stairwell have also detached from the ceiling by 1/2 an inch. This room is the worse and is on the south side of the house. The other two rooms are similar but the ceilings do not look like they are about to cave in.

So basically, we now have one room that needs to be completely gutted.


Kate H. said...

Get yourselves some Big Wally's Plaster Magic and get that plaster readhered right away!

And I guess you could always check out Greg's experiences at the Petch House in Eureka, Calif. He has some post-earthquake tales from 2009, I think it was.

Sandy said...

Oh no! I am so sorry about the damage. But I am happy that you, SWMBO and the fur babies are OK.

Larry said...

@ Kate - Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look into it and go look at the Petch house. I seem to remember the story.

@ Sandy - thanks Sandy! As for the fur babies...they abandoned us!!! As soon as it happened they ran for the hills! So much for making sure we were safe.