One long wall of our Italian garage is below ground. It’s made of stone which for many years was damp in winter. A couple of years ago Mr FF installed outside a new damp proof course above and outside this wall, Piero our village muratore laid new porfido, the crazy paving I like a lot, the area on the right of this photo.
It took a long time for the stone to dry out but now it’s fine and ready for Mr FF to re-point. It’s not so beautiful at the moment but I think it has potential to look really nice, Mr FF has made such a good job of the garden walls I have high expectations.
The garage has a rather nice tiled floor, we’ve never used it for the car as the descent was far too steep. Many years ago we changed the up and over door for a pass door and window so it’s not really a garage any more. It’s always been a dumping ground and I’m hoping we can install shelving rather than putting everything on the old table tennis table.
In fact I’m thinking of a nice wine cellar, as you may notice we are already well stocked in the booze department.