- Remove rusted/damaged tin roof
- Remove broken concrete floor
- Repair rotted wood plank siding
Let me tell you that the list is going to take the better part of several weeks to accomplish. At this stage, we have removed the rotted siding planks and replaced them with new ones. It's a lovely patchwork of old and new right now; but once we paint everything you won't be able to tell. We have removed the sliding doors, so we had better access to the concrete floor; which is the real disaster, the whole one side was sunken in and had dropped approx. 8-10 inches from it's original position. The photo below shows the reason.
It's a combination of bad workmanship and erosion. First, we have figured out that the dirt floor was never graded. They just poured concrete over the dirt that existed, there is no gravel or any sort of stabilatation. Some of the concrete measures 2" and some of it measures 6"...it's what I like to call a mishmash. Secondly, erosion has eaten away the soft dirt underneath as seen in the photo above. Along the entire back wall is a 3 foot cavern and amazingly the concrete was "floating" over it. How the entire floor didn't cave in, I'll never know.