Red Hat Construction provided the City with photographs of the conditions of the building foundation. The pictures how a combination of dry rot, rock backfill against lumber, and non-standard foundations. The photographs depict a combination of poured concrete, concrete blocks, and various types of other blocks under the floor in the oldest area.
The contractor estimates that much of the materials can be reused, but needs to verify this assumption with an engineer. He also indicated the new walls will require more support than what exists.