Archive for August, 2010

August 26th, 2010 - 10:20 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction

Shower stall tile

We installed the Schluter waterproofing system in the shower stall last week. This week Marvin installed the tiles.[...]

August 26th, 2010 - 6:20 pm § in Blog Posts, Carpentry, Construction

Painting progress

We’ve primed and painted the ceilings and walls and are ready to install the doors. We’ll wait on the baseboard molding until we’ve stained the floors.[...]

August 17th, 2010 - 12:57 pm § in Drainage

Drainage – from sump pump to drywell

We cut the hole in the foundation wall for the sump pump to drain through. We’ve dug the channel from the foundation to the drywell. We simply need to connect the PVC and the drainage system will be completed.[...]

August 16th, 2010 - 12:30 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction

ThermaTru Smooth Star French Door

A true french door is a double door where both doors swing open (many people think that a single swing door is a french door but that’s not true). Anyway, we’ve installed the door in the opening and will wait on installing the trim until our plastering is complete.[...]

August 15th, 2010 - 12:09 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction, Drainage

Dry well installation

With a new perimeter drain and sump pump in the basement we’ve got to put the water somewhere! The building inspector did not want us to pump the water onto the yard even though the customer was happy with that as a solution. So we selected the farthest point from the house (and lowest point [[...]

August 15th, 2010 - 12:04 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction

Blueboard and plaster progress

Once the building inspector signed off on the insulation we had Waltham Lumber deliver 65 sheets of 1/2″ blueboard and 22 bags of Uni-Kal plaster. Alex and Marvin promptly began installing the blueboard and corners. By Thursday they were plastering the living room ceiling. They also installed [...]

August 15th, 2010 - 11:30 am § in Blog Posts, Construction

Closed Cell spray foam installation, Bonded Logic Denim batt installation

Last week insulation was installed in the basement in Lexington. We opted for Bonded Logic Denim in the ceiling because of it’s sound reducing benefits. Closed cell foam was installed along the rim joists and all of the exterior walls. This type of insulation is most appropriate for moist/humi[...]

August 5th, 2010 - 7:00 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction, Landscaping, Masonry

Interlocking block walls, exterior landscape progress

We’ve made some significant progress on the lower retaining wall. We were planning on building one wall, approximately 4′ high surrounding the planned paver patio but the customer requested we construct two smaller walls since they have three children under the age of 8. Four feet is eno[...]

August 5th, 2010 - 6:53 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction

Emergency Egress Window installed

Massachusetts state building code requires direct access to the exterior from the bedroom. Even though one of the doors to the bedroom is only 10 feet to the french doors in the foyer, the fact that the bedroom is an enclosed space requires an emergency egress via the window. It wasn’t easy to[...]

August 4th, 2010 - 7:57 am § in Blog Posts


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