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Diary of a Mad Renovator: Delays

Written by Jaqui Lividini

Delays are a fact of life when it comes to renovation. As I'm sure you're well aware, our house has been lifted 9 feet in the air, and at some point (which was, by the way, supposed to be three weeks ago) they have to lay a foundation. In order to lay foundation properly though, they have to break up all the granite below the house. It seems the granite is so hard that they keep breaking drills, which has delayed the process immensely. So are the situations you get into when you renovate a house.




We were up there this Sunday looking at it in dismay; it resembles more of a war zone at this point. There's quite a lot of broken rock, broken granite, and the progress is moving at a glacial pace. At some point I know it will be quick, once they get these issues resolved. Foundations are always a difficult part of building a house. You have to expect delays, and now we're looking at a mid-February completion date. I'm hoping we can make up some of time we have lost in the last three weeks; never a dull moment.



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