East side stairs

Our East side new home is progressing nicely. Our carpenters have been busy with the stairway to the second floor. The stair is constructed of red oak as is all the trim in the home. The stairs has open railings with balusters and newel posts. This type of stairway is a challenge for carpenters because it uses what is called a re...

Condominium Work

We are busy at work finishing The Crossing condominium units. The flooring is being installed by Bierman’s Flooring. This unit has nice laminate wood flooring in the kitchen and into the living room. This flooring goes well with the cherry cabinets. After the flooring work is completed we install wood baseboards at the perimete...

East Side Home Finished

We had ServiceMaster at our East side Northfield new home project yesterday cleaning and polishing. They do a fine job making sure the home is in move in condition for the owners.

It really struck me how nice and light the home is. Even with cloudy skies and drizzle yesterday the house had a very warm feeling. Some areas...

New Window

Our workers ‘fought through the fog’ this morning to attend to a window installation for a client. The window is a triple casement replacement. The old window appeared to be salvaged from an earlier job and was not doing a good job any longer. We replaced the window with a new Marvin unit with clad exterior. This window has h...

Concrete Driveway

Today we took advantage of perfect spring weather to install the concrete driveway at our Eastside new home project. We had installed crushed concrete as a base for the driveway last fall and drove on it all fall and spring. That was an excellent choice as it stayed firm even during the spring freeze and thaws.

 

Screen House

We started a screen house project this week. It consists of building a small…12’x 15’…screen house in the rear portion of the homeowners lot. Even though it is a detached small structure it still is required to have a proper foundation. For this project we decided to use a pier foundation. To do this we bored nine 18” d...

The Crossing Condominiums

We are wrapping up our work finishing the interiors of two more condominiums at The Crossing in Northfield. The unit we are completing is one of the large units that overlooks the Cannon River. When I was on site yesterday it gave a panoramic view of the rising waters of the river from the spacious living room.

I think th...

Condominium Work

Last week we started a small job for a condominium in Northfield. Part of the work involved removing the existing concrete walkway and replacing it with a new concrete walk. We will include a metal railing on the new walk. This is a fairly straightforward project but will make a big difference to the condominium owners as the old...

New Home

This week we started excavation work for a new single family home. The new home market has been hit very hard in recent years and it is nice to have a new home to work on. This home will feature some things that are not commonly available in a new home, such as full insulated concrete exterior walls.

The site is a challe...

New Home Foundation

Work went on last week at the new home we are constructing in spite of some snow. The concrete footings were installed without incident. We incorporated a product that uses integral footing forms and draintiles. This allows us to provide interior and exterior draintiles, set level for drainage. We’ve had very good luck using this ...