I’ve recently purchased my first home, an older home, and it got me to wondering about the construction of older dwellings. I have always heard people say that older homes are built better. Why is this? What were their methods? Have modern day contractors become bad since they try to get everything done as fast as possible?
I then thought it might also have something to do with the building site, since way back when people may have built on solid ground, and not buying some hole of a lot then erecting a house.
I know any house is going to have its kinks, especially older homes, but what makes them better? And, why don’t modern day contractors use the older methods and build homes of lasting quality?