The Mattress 8 property was one we got in Temple and couldn’t line up anyone to work on, so we passed it on to another more local investor, Zoe Grant. She’s been kind enough to send us periodic updates on her progress as she tries to turn the house back into something people can live in. Her last update was in March, when she was just getting her team started. Let’s find out how it’s going.
In One Word: Scary
Everything needs help on this property, starting from the bottom up. Zoe says, “The foundation was scary; there were many rotted tree stumps for piers.” Imagine how long ago someone used big tree stumps to support a house. When they get damp over long periods of time, they will rot! That’s why today they use concrete piers or blocks for pier and beam construction (still common here in Texas).