Archive for the ‘Concrete’ Category

November 19th, 2011 - 3:25 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete, Masonry

Foundation repointing and new concrete floor

This 120 year old home in Cambridge’s central square neighborhood had an old dirt floor in half the basement and an old cracked concrete floor on the other half.  All of the masonry joints, both brick and fieldstone, had deteriorated into dust.  The house lacked proper structural support res[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 1:09 pm § in Concrete

Concrete Patio

We prepped and poured a 900 s/f concrete patio this past weekend. We compacted the subsoil, laid 6″ crushed stone and compacted every 2″. Expansion joints were installed along the house where the concrete would butt up to. We formed and poured and broom finished the patio per customer[...]

September 13th, 2011 - 9:31 pm § in Concrete, Drainage

Interior perimeter drain and sump pit – Concord, MA

We are installing an interior french drain (aka perimeter drain) in a basement in Concord. Hurricane Irene brought this family 4″ of standing water. The majority of this drain will be covered with concrete. One 24′ wall will have a surface grate draining to the under floor channel. This [...]

August 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 pm § in Carpentry, Concrete, Flooring

Basement Remodel – Belmont – Finish

We’re working on the finish in Belmont. We’ve poured a self leveling compound over the poured concrete floor. We’re trimming out the windows, installing the oak treads, installing built in shelving and finishing the bathroom. D S Brody & Associates, basement remodeling contract[...]

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[...]

June 29th, 2011 - 11:02 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete

Concrete Foundation – Cutting

Today ProCut came to cut some window openings in the foundation of our Belmont job. We increased the size of one window, widened one door opening, and created two new window openings (one double window opening). Bill from ProCut was amazing – both friendly and professional. We love ProCut!!![...]

June 21st, 2011 - 7:43 pm § in Basements, Bathroom, Blog Posts, Concrete, Construction, Drainage

Basement excavation and drainage, Belmont

We’re going to be finishing this basement which will include creating a new bedroom, playroom and bathroom. We start by taking out the existing concrete floor in order to increase the floor to ceiling height to meet minimum code requirements. We’ll be finishing with an 84″ height. [...]

May 10th, 2011 - 10:10 pm § in Blog Posts, Concrete, Masonry

Cinder block retaining wall replacement

This driveway is in need of replacement. It is cracked and water is getting in and under and causing the retaining wall to collapse. The customer has been advised that they should be replacing their driveway. About five years ago half of the driveway was replaced and is pitching towards the foundati[...]