Archive for October, 2010

October 28th, 2010 - 7:54 pm § in Blog Posts, Carpentry, Construction, Finish Carpentry, Rough Carpentry

Two story deck, Medford

Today Marvin and Alex started a new project in Medford. They’ll be demolishing a deteriorated two story deck in Medford and installing a new one in its place. This morning they worked on setting up temporary structural support of the deck’s roof since that is not being rebuilt. They did [...]

October 25th, 2010 - 10:19 pm § in Blog Posts, Drainage, Masonry

Exterior drainage, regrading, bluestone patio installation

Today Eric and Luis started working on a new project. They’ll be installing a trench drain around a residence in the cedarwood neighborhood of Waltham. Then they’ll enlarge the existing drywell in the driveway, making it 6′ wide, 5′ deep. They’ll install new bluestone s[...]

October 4th, 2010 - 7:31 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Chimney Hearth

Today we installed a new stone hearth in Waltham. We took out the existing ceramic tiles and some surrounding flooring (carpet over hardwood) because the new hearth will be larger than the old. We’ll be installing a wood stove on this hearth. The manufacture had certain specifications which we[...]

October 3rd, 2010 - 12:48 pm § in Blog Posts, Construction

Harvey sliding patio doors, Concord

Last week we removed two old sliding doors and replaced them with two new Harvey sliding doors. As always, we took care to remove existing shingles, installed ice & water shield throughout, installed aluminum flashing at base of doors and behind decking to protect sheathing and framing from fut[...]

October 3rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm § in Blog Posts, Carpentry, Construction, Drainage, Masonry

Mahogany and Cedar Deck Progress

Saturday the men installed the first ledger board. They removed some of the vinyl siding and the clapboard siding underneath it, installed ice & water shield against the original sheathing to prevent future water damage. They secured the first 2×10 ledger board against the existing beam wi[...]

October 3rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm § in Blog Posts

Dahlia to be seen

Just couldn’t resist posting a picture of a gorgeous Dahlia from the garden.[...]

October 1st, 2010 - 12:34 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Chimney repointing

Last week Eric worked on a chimney in Waltham. He took down the top two feet of brick and rebuilt the area. He extended the two flues so that that reach above the top of the chimney. He installed a concrete crown and repointed every joint in the chimney. We’re waiting on a custom stainless [&h[...]