Archive for the ‘Drainage’ Category

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 [...]

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. [...]

April 11th, 2011 - 1:25 pm § in Blog Posts, Carpentry, Concrete, Drainage, Masonry

Basement finishing in Cambridge

Over the next few weeks we’ll be transforming this 120 year old basement with dirt floor and tree trunks as support columns into a finished workspace for a hydroponics professional. The existing floor to ceiling height varies from between 5’8 to 6’2″. We’re going to be [...]

February 22nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm § in Blog Posts, Drainage

Foundation repair and perimeter drain in Somerville

We’re repointing areas of this 120 year old fieldstone foundation and installing a trench drain to direct future seepage to the existing sump pump.[...]

January 20th, 2011 - 7:49 pm § in Basements, Bathroom, Blog Posts, Carpentry, Concrete, Construction, Drainage, Finish Carpentry, Flooring, Landscaping, Masonry, Rough Carpentry

Basement Remodel – Lexington – before and after

D S Brody & Associates, general contractor in Waltham, Newton, Weston, Watertown and Belmont, provides free estimates so call us today at 781-893-1002 or email us at[...]

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 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[...]

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 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 [[...]