Patching Fieldstone Foundaton?

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For thirty-four years, The Fieldstone Foundation has been committed to supporting our communities. From the beginning, when we were a traditional grantmaker, we looked for organizations doing impactful work and being guided by a visionary and values-based leader. Our grantmaking practice created opportunities for honest and respectful partnerships that, in turn, helped to inform our knowledge of the sector and the pressing needs of those leading our nonprofit agencies. This experience led us to develop The Fieldstone Leadership Network as a vehicle to invest in an organization’s leadership and expand the types of support we were able to offer the nonprofit sector. Because we have seen how strategically investing in people transforms a leader, the organization and ultimately, the community he or she serves, this is now the focus of our work.

We believe that nonprofits do serious work that supports those in most need, while enhancing the community for all. Thus, The Fieldstone...

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Done Right Services offers best quality fieldstone foundation repair services across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We have a team of highly experienced, qualified professionals who are experts at fieldstone foundation repair, re-pointing, restoration and Foundation Waterproofing. Our services come with a 30 year guarantee with an assurance of competence, excellence and absolute satisfaction.

Massachusetts and New Hampshire Fieldstone

There is a history of fieldstone foundations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, homes as old as the States itself. These houses are wonderful representations of architecture and design, almost majestic in their tradition, yet they are slowly deteriorating. Therefore, fieldstone foundation repair problems are common and frequent across the States, and serve to keep our repair specialists busy.

Maintaining the Fieldstone

Stone Foundation Repair presents homeowners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with the opportunity...

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Done Right Services offers best quality fieldstone foundation repair services across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We have a team of highly experienced, qualified professionals who are experts at fieldstone foundation repair, re-pointing, restoration and Foundation Waterproofing. Our services come with a 30 year guarantee with an assurance of competence, excellence and absolute satisfaction. There is a history of fieldstone foundations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, homes as old as the States itself. These houses are wonderful representations of architecture and design, almost majestic in their tradition, yet they are slowly deteriorating. Therefore, fieldstone foundation repair problems are common and frequent across the States, and serve to keep our repair specialists busy. Maintaining the Fieldstone Stone Foundation Repair presents homeowners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with the opportunity to a quality services at affordable fieldstone...

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Okay, first let me say I am a masonry newbie. I've avoided re-pointing my 110 year old fieldstone foundation because.....well....I hate playing with concrete or mortar. I'm not a complete moron....I've patched my share of concrete and made a small pad for my grill

So anywho...here is what I'm working with.....

The worst of it.

Typical for the rest of the 18x35 basement walls. The existing mortar is very crumbly below grade. The mortar itself seems to resemble horsehair plaster - yes it has hair in it!

So I get a few bags of Quikrete Type S Mortar and mix it to the consistancy of Play-Doh. I grabbed my pointing trowel, a metal spatula and go to town....

EPIC FAIL!!!! I'm sure my method and/or my tool selection was improper but it went horribly bad! More mortar ended up on the floor than it did between the fieldstones! It took absolutely forever to cover a couple square feet! I feel like I would have had an easier time making a little dryer of...

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FreeRADIUS, the popular open source RADIUS server, today published updates that include fixes for a number of security issues uncovered by a custom fuzzer built by Dutch researcher Guido Vranken.

Vranken used a custom version of libFuzzer to find a handful of serious bugs in OpenVPN that were ultimately patched in late June. A memory leak related to misuse of the OpenSSL API in OpenVPN was also found in and disclosed to FreeRADIUS, prompting the project to commission Vranken to take a closer look at the server software.

What he found were 15 vulnerabilities, nine in RADIUS (five of which are unexploitable, FreeRADIUS said) and six others in DHCP. Two of the RADIUS vulnerabilities are remote code execution bugs.

“That’s about as bad as it gets,” FreeRADIUS cofounder Alan DeKok said.

What also disappointed DeKok was that four commercial static analysis tools used since version 3 of the software failed to catch any of the bugs.

“The biggest...

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Hi,

I'm a new homebuyer, and know little about building science other than what I've been able to glean from this blog (thank you!). I'm in the process of buying a house in the northeast that has a fieldstone foundation. When I first saw and put an offer on the house, the basement walls looked fine, but since the weather has been warming, there is evidence of moisture coming through (although it is not clear how much), and most recently, some mold. As it turns out, the seller painted the interior basement walls with a latex paint, which, I have learned, is essentially mold food. I'm now trying to figure out how the basement can be salvaged, without creating a lot of mold.

I had Basement Systems come out, and they recommended installing sheets of polyethylene over the walls to encapsulate them (and channel water to a perimeter drain and sump pump, which they would install). I know how little I know about this stuff, but this suggestion seems crazy to me. You may cover...

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Our home was built c. 1800. It has a dirt floor cellar & rough fieldstone foundation, mostly huge stones, very stable.

When we bought the place 40+ years ago, the gaps between stones had long-ago been chinked with bricks and rocks (4" to 12" across). Some flat, some roundish, etc., held in by mortar, old and new.

Most have gradually fallen out. For years I plugged the gaps with wads of newspaper and fistfuls of fiberglass insulation jammed in as hard as I could with screwdrivers.
Too busy with other projects to do more. Small animals burrowed through, so I packed in more fiberglass. But we could still see daylight through the cellar wall here and there...

I've now pulled out most loose rocks (etc) and gone over the walls with whisk brooms & shop vac, getting out much loose grit/dirt/fiberglass. I'd like to stick rocks and broken bricks back into those holes and secure them--but HOW?

Upper holes show daylight (not shown in photo--that area was...

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J. G. Coleman Photography posted a photo:

Lyme, Connecticut, USA
Snow-capped silos in tower over a complex of barns amidst the low hills of Southeastern Connecticut. A fieldstone wall encloses the barnyards, the loosely piled boulders obscured beneath drifts and tangles of leaf-bare briars.

It’s tempting to think of farming in New England as something of a “fair weather” profession. Nobody’s working the farm during winter, right? While it’s true that croplands are generally dormant from late autumn through early spring, fruit and vegetable farmers are often taking advantage of that time away from the fields to work out finances, plan and prepare for next year’s operations and repair all of the equipment damaged over the past season.

For dairy farmers, on the other hand, winter offers little or no respite from day-to-day rhythms. Livestock must be cared for year-round, of course. In fact, with farm animals sometimes spending more time indoors during...

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In my experience I've been involved with the replacement of two basements. The first was an old FS basement left over from a burned down house - new house in 1925 was built on old foundation. It had never been maintenanced and needed to be completely dug out, repointed, and then backfilled. One of the main issues with this house was that the basement wasn't completely excavated so getting to the inside and outside of the whole basement was really impossible. They jacked up the house, ripped out the old foundation, and built block, set the house back down - big job - cost was about $30K. They also were invested with farm rats - ugly - and this was one way to seal up the basement to solve the farm rat problem - and I mean ugly

2nd house was a big old Greek Revival that at some point someone poured cement over the FS walls creating this bulging cement abbutment. The weight of the concrete actually caused damage to the stone walls, crushing the soft lime mortar between the...

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A fix and flip operator with a practiced eye can quickly estimate if a property will be worth an investment. Too often, operators take one look at a stone foundation and immediately dismiss the property as hopeless.

Totally avoiding a historic home with fieldstone foundations could mean missing out on a tremendous opportunity.

Rubble or stacked stone foundations are very common in homes 100 years or older. They were constructed using the best building technology of the time, which was essentially using mortar to bond stacked stones together. These foundations are very common in areas of the country that had colonial settlements.

Over the years, this mortar tends to break down into crumbles or powder. This can cause problems in structural stability that scare off many house flippers, but many fieldstone foundations can still have long lives ahead of them.

Don’t be afraid! They can be strong and last for hundreds of years.
The walls and floors can be...

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Wall almost done.

We are still working on our patio project. A project that I thought would be simple as pie has turned into weeks of back breaking work. As we continued to dig out the garden Greg decided he wanted to dig all the way down to the sewer pipe to make sure all the roots were removed. He was having root nightmares and never wanted to clean roots out of our drain again! (see here).

Once we dug down to the pipe Greg sprinkled Root Killer to stop roots from ever forming near the pipe. While all this is going on I am having a silent temper tantrum. My head pounded as I thought over and over and my head, “Why can’t anything just be easy?” mixed with a few swear words I’ll leave out of the blog post. I left for work that afternoon in hopes that the dirt would be pushed back and done once I returned.

By 10 pm Greg is asleep on the sofa and mumbles something about the foundation caving in. I head outside in the pouring rain to see a huge hole in the side of the...

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Fieldstone Retirement Farm for horses was inspired from the book entitled "Black Beauty" written by Anna Sewell and first published in 1877. This book tells the remarkable story of a beautiful black horse in England when horses were used for transportation. Black Beauty tells his own story from the time he was foaled, trained and passed through many owners being used as a carriage horse, until overuse left him too broken down to be useful any more. Finally, at a horse fair where he was put up for sale, he was rescued by a kindly Farmer, who took him to recover on shady pastures until he is resold to a good home. Just as Black Beauty gratefully enjoyed the gentle exercise of Farmer Thoroughood's

green pastures to be restored to usefulness, the horses of Fieldstone Farm are enjoying their retirement without ever worrying who might buy...

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Bestowal dialogue

'You see them coneys running all over my garden there? Since all them holes appeared in my stone fences, I can't keep the devils out. I've been wanting to gather up some new field stones to patch them up, but haven't found the time yet to do it.

'There's a great big willow down the hill and to the south-east, directly south of Longo Burrow's farm -- you can find many stones o' different sizes down there. Bring me a variety o' them, if you would. Never know what I'll need to patch the fences!

'Hurry along now, or I'll be giving the Writ to the coneys!'

Background

Belco Brockhouse found a copy of the Founding Writ of the Shire, but will not give it up until he has received some services in return.

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Field stones can be found south of Longo Burrow's farm near the big willow. Belco lives north-west of the willow, on the upper slopes of Tuckborough.

Belco Brockhouse's fences need mending, and he...

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Foundations are rigid and tend to crack over time. Minor cracks, though unsightly, are not normally cause for alarm. Major cracks, on the other hand, indicate substantial movement and can undermine the home’s structural integrity. Therefore, you can’t just ignore cracks in a foundation or concrete slab. Filling in these cracks and stopping them from spreading is essential to preventing serious structural issues in your home.

If your foundation or structural slab has an excessive number of smaller cracks or cracks that are larger than 1/4 inch wide, have it examined by a structural or civil engineer to assess the extent of the damage and to determine the source. If the damage is severe, consult a geotechnical or soils engineer, who can suggest solutions to correct the problem once and for all.

Even in the best of conditions, concrete moves a fraction of an inch here or there, not always resulting in a crack. And, believe it or not, concrete expands on hot days and...

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