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Improving the American Dream
Improving the American Dream
The Bold & The Beautiful
|Posted on November 13, 2019 at 3:35 PM||comments (46)|
|Posted on November 13, 2019 at 3:08 PM||comments (3)|
Multi-Tasking...Yes We Can
|Posted on November 13, 2019 at 2:55 PM||comments (2)|
A Little Help for a Little While for a Lot of Things
|Posted on November 13, 2019 at 2:35 PM||comments (3)|
There's no business like referral business. There's no business I know. :)
But local business is a little sweeter.
We actually did some minor drywall repairs inside but I can't find those pics.
From the inside came a few other things the homeowner needed.
We needed to replace the rotted trim and better secure the gutters. Easy Peasy.
The Root Issue Turned Out To Be This
|Posted on November 13, 2019 at 11:45 AM||comments (2)|
I wish I had some pics before the boys busted tings up. As you can likely imagine the concrete was buckled but no one expected this massive root (the massive tree outside should've cued us).
We had to pose with our catch. Had to.
Back to work...ok so as in other concrete work we do, we drilled and inserted rebar to the existing slab to help prevent cracking and help keep the new concrete together with the old.
We also rolled out welded wire mesh.
This is what it looks like as we're finishing up.
Not bad, not bad.
Clean Your Roofs or Else...
|Posted on November 13, 2019 at 10:45 AM||comments (5)|
...and unfortunately, it'll really cost more money and more hassle.
It's hard to see the pine-needle build up but it occurs and unfortunately it cause water/moisture to work it's way down.
In this case it started a small leak in the master closet.
As you can see the damage was pretty severe considering pine needles. Maybe a big branch could've caused the problem but there were two separate places on the roof with the same issue.
We had to replace a lot of OSB sheathing,
Here's the second spot we identified.
Here's an entire section replaced
with architectural shingles.
It All Started when...
|Posted on November 12, 2019 at 4:01 PM||comments (4)|
We're really glad to have been part of this small project. The homeowner is a great person.
She wanted to update her master shower and tub tile and we did just that.
We strip everything down to the studs and build new. Here you see the rubber membrane, then the mortar on the bottom right and the shower tile on the bottom left.
It's a cumbersome process getting rid of the old tile because afterwards there's prep work needed for the new tile.
But it sure looks awesome when it's done.
Here's a view of the 2x4 studs where Fernando is getting ready for to install the membrane.
The pic is the James Hardie BackerBoard sealed with shower mesh tape and liquid cement to prevent water from leaking out.
A nice little before and after.
Very nice looking tile and excellent tile work. Pics don't do this project justice.
Back in Black
|Posted on November 12, 2019 at 7:40 AM||comments (7)|
Hey! You Guys Building Another Deck?
|Posted on November 11, 2019 at 7:36 PM||comments (2)|
We always appreciate referral business and it always makes us feel worthy when it happens.
This nosy fella couldn't believe we're back in his neighborhood again.
This was a two-level deck that started out with a few damaged deck joists but the started never ended.
Ultimately it didn't make sense anymore to repair the deck.
We built it all new and installed beautiful 20' 2x6 deck boards. 20' boards means just ONE board per row. No split/cut pieces. No nail pops.
The bottom was struggling and had rails when none were needed.
The new deck was left opened for a much better view. The yard slopes down and let's the homeowner's see the that fella more often.
We got the deck wet just for the sake of a better pic...haha. Not really, it's washed down before it gets stained.
Here' she sits. Real purty.
Very similar but not the same. Can you see the difference? There are a few significant differences.
Like is never happened!!
It Starts with a Vision
|Posted on November 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM||comments (6)|
This home improvement project is driven by passionate vision that soon will come to fruition.
As you can see it was a little unassuming split-level that now has some serious curb appeal (and we've not even done yet).
Gone are all the small windows that made this home feel small on the inside.
We love the lights over the stone. Love the well lit porch.
Nice 12' real tongue & groove ceilings.
How about this?!!
We've installed re-purposed 5/4 deck wood for siding and it looks even better in person.
Sorry, I love this.
Looks sooo good!
The deck wood has what we call a Level Two finish. It's not the original surface from when we demo'd the deck, however, it still has a rustic finish by design.
More of the tongue & groove ceiling.
Next is the concrete slab and sidewalk.
Love the well it front porch. Particularly since the home is a good bit down slope from the street.
- TILE (9)
- PLUMBING (12)
- DRYWALL (30)
- BATHS (7)
- OUTDOOR (3)
- FENCES (8)
- STONE & PAVERS (7)
- FLOORING (11)
- BATH REMODEL (19)
- SIDING (18)
- FRAMING/STRUCTURAL (13)
- KITCHENS (7)
- BEDROOMS (1)
- SUNROOM (2)
- ADDITIONS (1)
- RETAINING WALLS (3)
- CEILINGS (1)
- FURNITURE (0)
- PICK-UP/DELIVERY SERVICES (23)
- MOVING SERVICES (32)
- ALWAYS FORWARD (7)
- ELECTRICAL (14)
- TREE SERVICES (6)
- CARPENTRY (43)
- PRESSURE WASHING (22)
- COMMERCIAL (8)
- PAINTING & STAINING (68)
- LAWN SERVICES (10)
- CONCRETE & MASONRY (17)
- DECKS (68)
- DOORS & WINDOWS (18)
- MISCELLANEOUS (10)
- HOUSEKEEPING (5)
- ROOFING & GUTTERS (18)
- BASEMENTS (7)
- EXTERIOR (16)