Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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Those of you who have followed along from the beginning of this renovation may remember that early in the demolition process I discovered some sizable gaps in the mortar of an exterior wall in one corner of the kitchen. Since that time, I've been in denial about the ramifications of this discovery. I knew these gaps needed to be repaired, but I was hoping that the repair would be quick and inexpensive. I imagined that a mason would repoint a section of the wall, patch up the holes, and we would move on with the renovation. A few days ago, I finally brought in a mason to evaluate the wall, and he quickly disabused me of this wishful thinking.