Archive for July, 2011

July 27th, 2011 - 10:12 pm § in Masonry

Fieldstone foundation repairs

Our customer in Waltham – a multi building multi unit condominium – has severely decaying masonry foundation walls. The mortar joints between the stones are virtually gone, having turned to dust over a century. We’ve been hired to repair several walls – we’re removing t[...]

July 23rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm § in REVIEWS

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July 12th, 2011 - 7:40 pm § in Bathroom, Carpentry, Concrete, Construction

Basement Remodel – Belmont

This week we started framing the basement in Belmont. We’re framing three of the perimeter walls in 2×4 and one in 2×6 along with the center wall which will be constructed with 2x6s because of the 4″ column we want to hide in our wall. Will was diligent in notching the headers [...]

July 11th, 2011 - 10:13 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete

New bulkhead steps

We demolished a set of bulkhead steps to a basement we’re in the process of remodeling. We dug the concrete steps out and the soil underneath (which happened to be clay). We dug several feet below the future landing and set a grate in the center of the landing with a catch basin that we’[...]

July 8th, 2011 - 11:26 am § in Blog Posts, Concrete, Construction

Concrete floor preparation in Belmont

We’ve prepped the foundation walls and installed the perimeter drain and sump well. See Basement Excavation and Drainage Work We’ve laid 5″ of 3/4″ ‘crushed’ stone and compacted every 2-3 inches. We laid 15 mil vapor barrier (the toughness of this material makes i[...]

July 4th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in Masonry

Chimney rebuild

We’re rebuilding one chimney that is dangerously slanting sideways with severely deteriorated joints. We will repoint the second chimney before reroofing the entire home and garage.[...]