Going Squirrelly

I was replacing a roof and came upon a surprising find. Buried under the ridge shingles I found a snack catch of nut and seeds. The snacks were both carefully placed and hidden from prying eyes. A perfect spot for a quick meal. Like most properties, this one had some...

What Happens When A Pipe Is Not Properly Pitched.

Sometimes a simple sounding repair can be very complicated. A customer wanted me to repair a damaged drain pipe that was leaking into his basement. Unfortunately, the pipe was located under the portion of his house that was on a concrete slab. My plumber tried to...

Dirty Work

I have lived in the states for almost 30 years, and as long as I have lived here I’ve watched do-it-yourself (DIY) shows. The host of these programs are usually dressed in their casual best as they tackled both large and small remodeling projects. Most jobs will...

Bigger Basement Windows

When working with a smaller space it is imperative to utilize your square footage as efficiently as possible. The townhouse that I’m remodeling has a useable basement, but I wanted to turn it into a pleasant living zone. I have already written several posts on...

Extending A Basement’s Foundation.

If you have read some of my previous posts you know that I am in the process of increasing the depth of the basement of a townhome that I purchased. The original height of the basement was around 7 feet, and my goal is to increase that to around 8 feet. To do this I...