Prairie Home Addition Foundation

Last week we completed the foundation for the addition to the Prairie home we are are building. This is a nice entertainment room addition on the west side of the home that overlooks Circle Lake.

We constructed the foundation walls from insulated concrete forms to provide a strong, water-tight foundation wall. We let the...

Family Room Addition, exterior

We’ve finished up the exterior work on the family room addition we have been working on. We were able to get an excellent match for the siding and exterior trim so the addition blends into the home very well. On the west side of the home we used a long horizontal window so furniture could be placed against the wall.

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Prairie room addition

With the good weather lately we have made excellent progress on the room addition we are constructing on a Prairie home. The foundation was completed without incident. The carpenters have framed the exterior walls and have set the roof trusses. They are working on the sub-fascia at the perimeter of the roof and will shortly be in...

Duct Corrections

We recently completed a remodeling project on a house for a client. Our work mainly involved rearranging walls, renewing the bathrooms, providing handicap access, electrical upgrades, etc. When we finished the work and the client started using the home they noticed that one room was not cooling properly. We investigated and disco...

Prairie Home Addition

Our carpenters have been busy working on the Prairie home addition we have underway. It is the area to the left with white building wrap in this photo. Last week, in spite of the rather hot days, they managed to complete the roofing. It can be difficult to tie in a new roof to an existing roof. In this case the older roof is only...

Condominium Build Out

We started work on two more units at The Crossing condominium building in downtown Northfield. The Realtor has been busy showing the units and there have been some sales which is good for everyone.

The first unit we started work on is on the upper floor . It has tremendous views to the east and north, overlooking the Cann...

Prairie Home Addition

Work has moved along well on the addition to a Prairie home that we are building. The workers completed the insulating work as well as the interior drywall hanging. The drywall tapers are finishing up their work, to be followed by prime painting.

The interior ceiling of the upper room has a lowered area around the perime...

Chimney Repairs

A client called us earlier this month with a concern about a wood enclosure around a fireplace. The 1980’s house showed some signs of moisture entering the enclosure. We investigated and found there was in fact a leak. But since it was on the inside of the fireplace chase no one really detected it for many years….until it sho...

Structural Floor Replacement

We are in the process of replacing a structural concrete garage floor for a client. The home, constructed in the late 1950’s, had a garage with a room underneath it. Over the years water and salt had worked their way into the concrete slab, rusting the reinforcing steel and the steel support beam. The client turned to to come ...

Prairie Home Addition

We are working at finishing our Prairie home addition. The exterior of the addition and much of the deck have been completed. Workers are now installing several retaining walls that will create different heights to the ground around the addition. The deck railings are steel and have not been installed yet.

The interior ...