Comment 68399

By GerryM (registered) | Posted August 23, 2011 at 18:31:04 in reply to Comment 68398

When it comes to basements, the main question is what stands up to damp. Bricks are not so hot, field stone is usually fine: the right mortar was rediscovered when the Erie canal was built. Modern concrete is fine; I would be reluctant to recommend Eramosa rubble, but if it has already lasted 150 years, why not?

Fieldstone from the Shield is not common in Hamilton (but see the basement of Battlefield House in Stoney Creek) but it was used extensively in Galt and Waterloo.

Comment edited by GerryM on 2011-08-23 19:59:25

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