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Improving the American Dream
Improving the American Dream
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.
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 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.
|Posted on November 2, 2018 at 3:52 PM||comments (0)|
It's really awesome when we get hired right next door the a project we just completed. Lucky us!
This was is/was on the market but had issues with the front portico. The leaky roof ruined the framing framing and finish wood.
We started out with just one piece and off we went until we saw a lot had to be replaced.
If you have a portico this is likely what yours looks like or very similar to.
And this is what a water leak does to the wood. No bueno.
We installed a heavy-duty self-adhesive roof roll.
Here's the pre-painted finished look.
Like it absolutely, positively, never happened. :)
On Golden Pond
|Posted on November 3, 2017 at 5:08 AM||comments (0)|
The Mother of All Storms
|Posted on January 19, 2017 at 9:09 AM||comments (0)|
The TIMBERTECH Rendering
|Posted on January 18, 2017 at 7:36 AM||comments (99)|
We love referral business and this one is one of them. As you scroll down you'll see where we took this 20x12 deck that was too narrow for the clients to ever really enjoy the outdoors.
The rendering is what you''ll see at the bottom. :)
After demo-ing the back deck we started with a new foundation.
The foundation was about 17x16 SF...
The initial framing to get things going....
Let's see...what do we have here. Our lead, Armando, game planning.
This job had a lot of detail so we pulled out the rendering to help us all make this happen. We purchase our materials from PMC Building Supplies
It's now starting to take shape.
Notice the shed roof? Blends right in with the house.
Here's the beautiful TimberTech Composite decking - we're installling the Tigerwood decking from their Legacy Collection....nice
One of our norms, tongue & groove ceilings with rough sawn cedar beams... we seem to do this a lot.
More beautiful TimeberTech Compaosite Decking - Tigerwood is the main decking, Mocha is the border decking....
Here you can see them both better. 25 year warranty - no staining, cracking....low low maintenance
Installed the ceiling fan and about 4 outlets...
Here she sits...3-season 2nd level deck with a nook for the bbq grill.
A finished look....
100k in Damages in 10 Minutes
|Posted on June 5, 2016 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Bark Twice If Your In Kansas
|Posted on April 16, 2016 at 7:14 AM||comments (0)|
Here's Armando, the team lead, with the start of our deck and shed roof project....
Love this pic, it was a cool day but the sun was out and view was cool.
Starting to take shape!! We tore down and old 12x15 deck we're building 16x16 serious deck with shed roof.
Working on the roof....
..nw the ceiling with tongue & groove ceiling and 4x6 cedar beams...
The deck is supported by two 2x10 beams that sit on three 6x6 posts with galvanized bases that rest on concrete footings.
Coming together nice....the white skirt paneling under the deck is PVC - looks like wood, cuts like wood, paints like wood, but never rots nor spits AND can make direct contact with grade.
Commercial Roofing Repairs
|Posted on November 28, 2015 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
- 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)
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- 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)