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Remodeling Features: Structural – Foundation cracking and separating

After nearly 50 years, this foundation just had ‘enough.’ The foundation wall was showing serious signs of stress but the owner didn’t know exactly what the problem was, or how it could be repaired. First thing: assess the damage and … Continue reading

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Remodeling Features: Structural – Damage from moisture in the crawl space

This particular project arrived through my plumbing contractor, and would have been entirely avoidable. The plumber had been called in to replace a sump pump under the floor of the living room so that the subsoil area could be pumped … Continue reading

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Eight Steps to Your Remodel

How we do it at my company – others go through similar Steps STEP 1 – Discovery Stage: the Most Fun for Now! Determine your real need for your remodel. Then, determine the anticipated scope of work of your remodel: … Continue reading

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My Floor Was Soft!!! (a follow up post to April 23)

(continued from My Floor Is Soft) What we found . . . Here’s a follow-up on the post I did recently (see link above) showing a floor that was in real need of repair.  We found damage within the floor … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Remodel Contractor & Running Your Own Bid (Part 6 of 6)

(. . . continued from Part 5) Which contractor am I most comfortable with . . . If a new potential bidder shows up later to ask if they can bid on the project, remember all of the research and … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Remodel Contractor & Running Your Own Bid (Part 5 of 6)

(. . . continued from Part 4) Does something ‘lurk’ behind the shininess? 24. Does the contractor have a safety program in place? Again, a safety question here.  It’s also a regulatory requirement.  I have had a safety program in … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Remodel Contractor & Running Your Own Bid (Part 4 of 6)

(. . . continued from Part 3) It also tells a bit about how they run the business. 15.  Is the person you first meet with the one who will be on the job everyday, or running the project for … Continue reading

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