RESTORATION WORK AT Old SALEM
Salt-Flax Residence, 1850
Wilson-Covington embarked on the restoration of this home in April 2014. The original building, constructed in 1813, was moved to its current location some years later. It was modified in 1850 and in the 1890s. The current owner decided to restore the home to the 1850 appearance. Early work included the selective removal of later elements.
The home was temporarily shored, a new foundation laid and waterproofed, and the entire basement floor level was lowered over 2' to accommodate in-slab radiant heat as well as to increase the finished head space. Existing framing elements have been retained and new framing installed to insure structural stability. All new plumbing, electrical, and mechanicals systems have been installed. The roof, in progress now, is a LifePine pressure treated pine shake. The original front-left chimney has been re-laid with new handmade brick from Old Carolina.
Posted on 12/31/2014 9:58 AM by Scott Frame
NOW AVAILABLE - NEW LOWER PRICED 4 X 8 PAVERS
We have always made our 4" x 8" pavers as shapes, which is a very expensive and labor intensive process. To enable us to make them much more efficiently, we now utilize an entire set of 50 wooden molds, 8 brick each, to fit into our mould handling machine and genuine handmade brick production system. So, currently, we are now offering our uniquely beautiful 4 x 8" pavers at approximately one half the old shape price. Please call your local distributor or Old Carolina Brick Co to inquire about pricing.
Posted on 12/09/2014 10:46 AM by Scott Frame