On Thursday, August 26th, a mock-up of the technique to be used for reinforcement of the support arches is demonstrated
Two rows of six holes each will be drilled through each end of the beams.
This closeup illustrates the amount of separation that has occured at the center of the arch.
The drilling guide is placed at the knee of the arch beam.
Example of plates to be installed.
Brian McAdams of Hermitage Steel takes a measurement at one of the pressure points.
Each tie rod is carefully adjusted for proper tension
Closeup of jack at center of arch
Temporary supports are in place as porch columns have been removed
Ongoing construction to replace porch columns and eaves