Archive for the ‘Blog Posts’ Category

July 10th, 2013 - 2:46 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Pennsylvania Fieldstone wall and irregular bluestone walkway, Belmont

We just completed a small project in Belmont. We enhanced the front yard by removing old railroad ties and laying a thin fieldstone wall around the front yard perimeter. To complement the browns and yellows in the pennsylvania fieldstone we laid a solid 7″ high natural cleft bluestone step and[...]

June 11th, 2013 - 7:51 pm § in Basements, Carpentry, Construction, Masonry

Basement Renovation

We’re renovating an old basement.  We removed several damaged beams and replaced them with new LVL beams and reduced the number of support posts as well.  The basement was small and partitioned.  Once we’re done with our work it will be an open space with high end finishes.  We start[...]

April 3rd, 2013 - 8:48 pm § in Blog Posts, Carpentry, Construction, Renovation

Gut renovation of 2 family

We took this run down, uninhabitable 2 family house and transformed it into two 3 bedroom, 2 bath town home style condominiums.  In three months, this turn of the century residence became an energy efficient, open feel, quality finished condominium with bonus office space. After taking the interior[...]

November 21st, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Masonry

Chimney Rebuilding – Arlington, MA

After installing the roof and gutters for our customers in Arlington, they hired us to repair their chimney.  The top 12 courses were loose (mortar had deteriorated) so we needed to rebuild from the roofline up.  We installed new lead counter flashing set in mortar joints, rebuilt using existing b[...]

November 21st, 2012 - 7:16 pm § in Blog Posts, Carpentry, Finish Carpentry, Flooring, Renovation

Finish Carpentry – cabinet installation, casings and appliances

We’re finishing up at our big remodel project in Lexington.  The cabinets are installed, the window casings and baseboards have been secured into place and the three bathrooms tiled.  The new oak floors are being sealed over this Thanksgiving weekend.  The customers will be moving into thei[...]

October 27th, 2012 - 9:03 pm § in Roofing

Roof, Gutters and Gutter Guards in Arlington

We replaced an old shingle roof with new architectural shingles over standard 3′ of ice shield and synthetic underlayment.  We installed new aluminum seamless gutters throughout and the Leaf Relief gutter cover for a maintenance free gutter solution.[...]

October 9th, 2012 - 9:00 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Fieldstone retaining wall in Newton

We just completed reconstruction of a fieldstone retaining wall in Newton.  Customer is very happy and as a result, so are we!  [...]

October 9th, 2012 - 10:08 am § in Bathroom, Blog Posts, Carpentry, Construction, Finish Carpentry, Flooring, Renovation

New Addition in Lexington

Our 2nd story renovation has become a full house renovation.  Our customers decided during demolition that they wanted to renovate the rest of the home.  During 2nd floor demolition some shoddy plumbing was discovered so the home’s 1st floor bath needs to be brought up to code.  As a result[...]

September 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm § in Blog Posts, Masonry

Interlocking block wall rebuild

Our customers purchased this home several years ago understanding they would have to rebuild their front hardscape due to poor workmanship by previous owners.  As the saying goes ‘preparation is everything’ and it’s the truth.  The previous owners and their ‘landscaper̵[...]

September 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm § in Roofing

Stripped Roof installation – Waltham

We stripped this roof and installed 6′ of ice & water shield because of it’s low slope, installed Typar Surround synthetic underlayment throughout the remainder of the roof, covered the vents with boot pipes and installed Certainteed Landmark 30 year architectural shingles and a COBR[...]