Sometime during or after the construction of my place, a few plants
started growing out of various sections of the roof. The roof has two
layers made of brick and cement, and the plants were growing between
them. Here's some of the damage as seen from the sides of the house:
(taken on April 20, 2002)
These vines and such had been growing for about ten years before I moved in. This summer, a couple of guys were hired to dig stuff out. At first, they attempted to clear the sides of the roof, hoping that the vines hadn't spread very far:
It soon became clear that they'd have to rip up large portions of the
(taken on May 5, 2002)
It'll take at least two more weeks to find and remove all the roots.
Gratuitous picture of me.