On Thursday, the sun flooded the roofless bunker. With a sigh of relief, Brick House 319 basked in Vitamin C all day.
The roof above with the grass-growing gutters will be replaced. John will tear it off and hire a roofer to install new shingles. The lower roof will be the new design. The brick wall with the back door and window will be torn out for the new kitchen addition.John rented a jack hammer to break up the concrete pad in the roofless bunker. If it rained, it would turn into a swimming pool. A drain will be installed for the patio.
John has to expose the footing for the building inspector. The surrounding concrete block wall will be taken down to 36″ (code). Chunks of concrete ready to be loaded into John’s truck and taken to the recycling company.
The draftsman designed the patio with two entrances. In this photo, the entrance to the patio will about 3 feet to the right of the jack hammer. When we exit the kitchen addition’s French doors, we’ll make a small U-turn and enter the patio by taking two steps down.
When I took this photo, I stood on the deck, which is the future location for the kitchen; the box bay widow will be just about where you see the A/C unit.