My husband and I just did quite a bit of construction on our own house, so when I got this assignment I knew I wanted to talk to the folks at FrontPorch. They did an amazing job on our addition, and I'm so glad I contacted them!
Until I talked to Curtis Peart, the only information I was finding about a damaged party wall was the sound and smell issue. Those are definitely inconvenient, but the fire hazard that he pointed out eclipsed those minor annoyances. I am all about DIY, but I'm also a safety first type of gal, so ruling out the worst case scenario before heading to the home improvement store strikes me as the most sensible way to handle a crack in the wall.
- Communities and Local Government. "The Party Wall etc. Act 1996: explanatory booklet." March 8, 2004. (July 10, 2012) http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/partywall
- Kurkjain, Leon. LPK Creations. Personal Interview. July 11, 2012. http://www.lpkcreations.com/
- Peart, Curtis. FrontPorch. Personal Interview. July 12, 2012. http://yourfrontporch.com/
- Romano, Jay. "Condominiums" New York Times. Jan. 29, 2008. (July 10, 2012) http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/h/homeowner_resources/condominiums/index.html