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Friday, May 20, 2011

House Addition

This was one of the most pain in the neck addition I had to do... The main house was all rock face block construction, the previous HO was a  contractor and each time he did a job for someone and had leftover material, he added a little piece of the house... not to mention nothing was aligned, and I had to deal with 3 different floor elevations.

Here you can see 3 different additions were added to the house and a footing was already done for the new addition

Foundation is installed for the crawl space with the Rigid Foam insulation installed on the inside.

Framing stage is completed

Front View

 It came out a very nice addition with: 1 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Baths, Family room, and Laundry room.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Structural Kitchen Remodeling

This was a structural kitchen renovation. The Homeowner wanted to remove 2 walls, one of them was bearing and the other one non-bearing. The two walls separated kitchen from the living room and dining room area. The first picture is showing one of the bearing walls to be removed.
Second picture was taken after demolition took place, addition column and footing was added in the basement to support the structural beam. Second floor joist had to be cut to allow the beam slip between them to support the second floor.

Tile and kitchen was install, new sheetrock applied to ceiling and wall area, taped and painted. New kitchen provided by the Homeowner installed. There was a minor project delay, we had to wait 4 weeks for a  cabinet replacement, One of the Big Box store kitchen designers where Homeowner purchased the kitchen didn't know how to read a ruler at the time and sent the wrong cabinet above the Ref and it wouldn't fit. 

But other then that, the job went smooth and it was a beautiful addition to the house.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Outdoor Bar and Grill

Here is a nice little idea for a Bar and Grill project to make or add changes to the existing patio or a back yard for some Summer Fun.

This project was added to the existing patio, some of the pavings were removed to install concrete pad to support the new bar area.

After framing was completed and everything was wrapped with water resistant board and stone to match existing patio, preparation for concrete counter top were made.

Concrete counter top is installed.

After BBQ and other items are installed, the project is complete and summer enjoyment can begin.

Interior Remodeling

One of recent remodeling projects. Project included kitchen remodeling, glass backslash and lighting. Bamboo flooring.


Flooring Close-up

Kitchen Remodeling Before

New kitchen installed

Kitchen manufactured by Timberlake manufacturer,Style Yellowstone Cognac/maple Portfolio Select wood cabinets.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Call 811 Before You Dig

Summer is here, and some of you will be doing yard work, planting trees, building a deck or addition,etc... So, whether you're planning to do it yourself or hire a contractor, don't debate whether or not you should get your underground utility lines marked, because every digging job requires a call, even if it's a small projects like planting a tree or a shrub.
The depth of underground utilities varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling, can put the whole neighborhood out of the commission or cause harm you and people around you and potentially result in fines and huge repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences... If you hire a Contractor, they should know and if they don't...tell them to do it.

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