Water Damage Cleanup

It was quite a bit of work cleaning up after the burst water pipe in our client’s home. Most of the flooring was removed right away to help eliminate water and moisture in the home. Last week we removed drywall from damaged walls and ceilings. This has helped dry out the structure. Yesterday I stopped by to see how the drying p...

Certified Lead Renovator

Yesterday I spent the day in a seminar dealing with lead in the construction industry. I did this to obtain my Certified Renovator certificate for lead safety in renovation, repair and painting.

The course was organized and sponsored by a partnership between Lamperts in Northfield and Andersen Windows. The course was tau...

Egress Window

We are doing another window replacement project for a client. This time the window change was needed to provide a legal egress window in a bedroom. The existing window was adequate for light into the bedroom but did not meet the requirements for egress. In an effort to do this as economically as possible we worked with the existi...

Whole House Remodel

We started a large remodeling job late last week. We will be remodeling most areas of the home so there is quite a bit of work involved in it. It is not occupied right now which makes the work move along much more quickly. Our first task is to do the major demolition. This includes some wall removal, making doorway openings large...

Entry Landing Step

We are finishing up a small step repair job for a client in Northfield. The project involved removing a deteriorated wood step and landing and constructing a new one. In spite of the size of the project it required plans and a building permit before work could start.

 

We removed the existing steps and found...

Access Ramp

The whole house remodeling project we are working on is moving along nicely. We have installed the new window and entry door, completed all the new walls, installed the new doors, and are working on tile in the new accessible toilet room. It won’t be long until we are finished with interior work.

For the past several d...

Family Room Addition

On Wednesday we started a family room addition for a client in Northfield. This type of project is generally rather straightforward. However in this instance access to the rear of the property is somewhat restricted. We had to haul soils out as we excavated using a tracked skid steer loader.  The existing deck was removed and...

Family Room Addition, Foundation

I told you earlier that we excavated for a family room foundation last week. Friday we set the wall forms and this morning we placed the concrete into the forms. The bump out at the end of the room will support a gas fireplace.

As we do with many of our residential projects, we used insulated concrete forms for the walls...

Prairie Addition

We started an addition to a Prairie style home this morning. We originally constructed the home in 2006. We are adding a two story addition that will include an entertaining room on the main level and a workshop and plant room on the lower level. The weather today was perfect for starting the excavation work on the project.

Family Room Addition Framing

Our carpenters have been busy framing the family room we are building. They have installed the floor joists, erected the walls and have moved on to the roof framing. As with most of our projects, the roof is constructed using wood trusses manufactured by a truss manufacturer. This creates a strong roof and the roof structure goes...