They sure don't build them like they used to
- and it's a good thing they don't!
I think most people would just demolish the whole thing at this point. I don't think we ever considered that, perhaps we should have. Every bit of work we did was treacherous, and it always worked out that we had to do a whole bunch of background work before we could even start.
The solution for securing our exterior walls was not immediately apparent. Ryan, the engineer, and the architect spent a fair amount of time discussing what could be done. they arrived upon an idea that would solve all the issues:
This was so much work. I don't remember how long it took, but I'm pretty sure it was a matter of weeks. Scraping out the spray foam was miserable. It smelled like pee.
,We completed the wall system upstairs, and started working our way to the main level. We had a new set of stairs on order, so we were on a bit of a timeline.
We weren't planning on redoing any of the sub-floor on the main floor, but after some deliberation, Ryan insisted.
I think he likes levelling floors.